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SEMINAR: Mathematics Colloquium: The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again

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Today's date is Saturday, October 31, 2020
Mathematics Colloquium: The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again Other events...
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford) Mahler Lecturer and IAS Professor-at-Large

will speak on

The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again.

at 11am in the Science Library Access Grid room.



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").
Speaker(s) Akshay Venkatesh
Location Science Library Access Grid room
Contact Michael Giudici <[email protected]>
Start Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:00
End Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:00
Submitted by Michael Giudici <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:52
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