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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Geometry with cyclotomy

Jan Stienstra (UU)

Abstract: I want to discuss a few questions about the distribution of the values of Laurent polynomials with integer coefficients at cyclotomic points (i.e. points of which all coordinates are roots of unity).This is connected in mathematics with toric geometry, hypergeometric functions, special values of L-functions and modular forms; in string theory and solid state physics with partition functions, (discretized) Laplacians and their density of states.

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Location :  Room 611 of the Hans Freudenthal building, formerly known as the Wiskunde/Maths building, (campus De Uithof) Budapestlaan 6, Utrecht.
Date and time : Thursday, May 8, 2014 15:30-16:30. The lecture is preceded by coffee, tea, and cookies from 15.00 to 15.30 hour in the same room.