## Conference "Zeta functions"## November 19 - 23, 2012## Moscow, Russia |

**Organisers:** Marc Hindry *(Université Paris 7)*, Philippe Lebacque *(Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Besançon )*, Michael Tsfasman *(CNRS, Laboratoire Poncelet, Institute for Information Transmission Problems)*, Alexey Zykin *(Laboratoire Poncelet, State University Higher School of Economics, IITP)*

Laboratoire CNRS J.-V.Poncelet and the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications of HSE organize the fourth conference on "Zeta functions", November 19-23, 2012, to take place at 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.

*If you would like to participate in the conference, please contact Philippe Lebacque.*