Date & Time:Thursday, July 25, 2013, 15:30-16:30.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Title : Li's Criterion and Transcendence

Speaker: M. Ram Murty,Queens University, Kingston (Canada)

Abstract: In 1997, Li discovered a very simple criterion for the truth of the Riemann hypothesis. We will discuss this criterion and its relationship to transcendental number theory. I will report on recent joint work with S. Gun and P. Rath.

About the Speaker:Professor Ram Murty is a professor and Queens Research Chair Professor at Department of Mathematics, Queens University, Kingston, Canada. He has worked on many topics in number theory such as Artin's conjecture, elliptic curves, modular forms, automorphic forms, Langlands Program, Selberg's conjectures, sieve methods and cryptography.

He received his Ph. D. from MIT in 1980. He has received a number of awards such as Coxeter-James Prize, 1988,

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1990 - )

E.W.R. Steacie Fellow (1991-1993),

J.H.H. Nesbitt Lecturer, 1992,

Kenneth Ireland Lecturer, 1993,

Balaguer Prize (1996) jointly with V. Kumar Murty

Killam Research Fellow (1998-2000),

Jeffery-Williams Prize, 2003,

Queen's Research Chair, 2002

Fellow of the Fields Institute, 2003 and

Queen's Research Prize, 2003.