SMS scnews item created by Andrew Mathas at Sat 7 Sep 2013 1613
Expiry: 25 Sep 2013
Calendar1: 25 Sep 2013 1100-1200
CalLoc1: AGR Seminar
CalTitle1: AGR Seminar: The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again
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AGR Seminar -- The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again
University of Western Australia
I will discuss some models of what a ?random abelian group? is, and some conjectures (the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics of the title) about how they show up in number theory. I?ll then discuss the function field setting and a proof of these heuristics, with Ellenberg and Westerland. The proof is an example of a link between analytic number theory and certain classes of results in algebraic topology (?homological stability?).
If you want to participate in this seminar:
Book your nearest Access Grid room and ensure technical support is available throughout the seminar. Please notify the technical support people that connection time is 10.30am AWST, for a 11.00am AWST start of the presentation; and
- Contact Jan de Gier at email@example.com, with a cc to Maaike Wienk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shane De Mamiel (email@example.com).
If you would like to attend this seminar in our access grid room then please check to see if the grid is already booked at this time and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let the CSOs know that you would like to attend.