Interdisciplinary aspects of the Riemann zeta function
- Start Date: 11/02/2012
- End Date: 11/03/2012
Vollum Adjunct Professor of Science and Director, Center for Advanced Computation, Reed College
Richard E. Crandall is a physicist and computer scientist who has made various contributions to computational number theory. Crandall is also Apple Distinguished Scientist and is head of Apple's Advanced Computation Group.
He is most notable for the development of the irrational base discrete weighted transform, an important method of finding very large primes. He has been awarded numerous patents for his work in the field of cryptography. Dr. Crandall also owns and operates PSI Press, an online publishing company.
Sir Michael Berry
Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus), University of Bristol, England.
Sir Michael Berry is a mathematical physicist famous among other things for the Berry phase, a phenomenon observed e.g. in quantum mechanics and optics. He specialises in semiclassical physics (asymptotic physics, quantum chaos), applied to wave phenomena in quantum mechanics and other areas such as optics.
He has received many international awards, among which a fellowship of the Royal Society of London and a knighthood.
Simon Fraser University
Event activities will include:
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 1:45 Introductions
1:45 - 2:15 Dr. Tom Archibald, Simon Fraser University will be speaking on "The History of Riemann Hypothesis."
2:15 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 Professor Richard E. Crandall, Vollum Adjunct Professor of Science and Director, Center for Advanced Computation, Reed College will be speaking on "Analytical algorithms for prime numbers."
3:45 - 4:15 Break
4:15 - 5:00 Dr. Peter Borwein & Dr. Ron Ferguson will be speaking on "Pade Approximations, Zeros and the Riemann Hypothesis."
5:00 - Group Dinner Reception
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Dr. Nathan Ng, University of Lethbridge will be speaking on "The linear independence conjecture for zeros of L-functions."
2:00 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:30 Professor Sir Michael Berry, Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus), University of Bristol, England will be speaking on "Riemann and quantum."
Register online at : http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/research/riemannworkshop/sign-up