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Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Meeting ID: 952 9440 5915
Password: M410

  November 14, Monday, 4:10 - 5:00 PM


Nathan Ng

  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  University of Lethbridge

Title: Moments of the Riemann Zeta Function
For over 100 years, $I_k(T)$, the $2k$-th moments of the Riemann zeta function on the critical line, have been extensively studied. In 1918 Hardy-Littlewood established an asymptotic formula for the second moment ($k=1$) and in 1926 Ingham established an asymptotic formula for the fourth moment ($k=2$). Since then, no other moments have been asymptotically evaluated. In the late 1990's Keating and Snaith gave a conjecture for the size of $I_k(T)$ based on a random matrix model. In this talk I will give a historical overview of the advances on $I_k(T)$ and the techniques used to study them since the beginning of the twentieth century.