Conference "Zeta Functions"
June 21 - 25, 2010
Organisers: Michel Balazard (CNRS, Laboratoire Poncelet), Michael Tsfasman (CNRS, Laboratoire Poncelet, Institute for Information Transmission Problems), Alexey Zykin (Laboratoire Poncelet, State University Higher School of Economics)
The French-Russian Poncelet Laboratory organizes the third conference on "Zeta functions", June 21-25, 2010, to take place in the Independent University of Moscow.
The Riemann zeta function is the basic example of a family of functions arising in many mathematical fields: number theory, algebraic geometry, group theory, graph theory, dynamical systems, partial differential equations...
The study of zeta functions is transversal to the traditional subdivision into mathematical disciplines: algebra, analysis, topology, geometry, combinatorics are all needed to resolve the arising problems. The most famous mathematical enigma, the Riemann hypothesis, generalized to many zeta functions, is the key to numerous mathematical questions.
The focus of the conference will be on the most recent advances in zeta functions. We hope to help the specialists in remote fields, linked by the use of zeta functions, to exchange their experience.
The conference benefited from the support of the EADS Foundation Chair, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. It is organized within the framework of the year of French-Russian cooperation.