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Arithmetic Study Group: Special Values of L-functions Attached to Siegel Modular Forms.

Presented by Salvatore Mercuri, Durham University

13 December 2016 14:00 in CM301

Special Values of L-functions can be thought of as generalising such identities as Euler's solution to the Basel problem, that 1+1/2^2+1/3^2 + ... = pi^2/6, which is the special value of the Riemann zeta function at 2. In this talk, the focus will be on a particular L-function one can attach to a Siegel modular form, with the end goal being an explanation of the Rankin-Selberg method employed by Sturm in order to obtain some of its special values.

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