PIMS-UBC Math Distinguished Colloquium: Ken Ono

  • Date: 11/09/2017
  • Time: 15:30
Ken Ono (Emory University)

University of British Columbia


Polya’s Program for the Riemann Hypothesis and Related Problems [video]




In 1927 Polya proved that the Riemann Hypothesis is equivalent to the hyperbolicity of Jensen polynomials for Riemann’s Xi-function. This hyperbolicity has only been proved for degrees d=1, 2, 3. We prove the hyperbolicity of 100% of the Jensen polynomials of every degree. We obtain a general theorem which models such polynomials by Hermite polynomials. This theorem also allows us to prove a conjecture of Chen, Jia, and Wang on the partition function. This is joint work with Michael Griffin, Larry Rolen, and Don Zagier.


A video of this event is available on mathtube.org.

Other Information: 

Location: ESB 2012
Time: 3:30pm

Join us for light refreshments in ESB 4133 from 3:00pm- 3:30pm