ULethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Neelam Kandhil

  • Date: 01/16/2023
  • Time: 09:30
Neelam Kandhil, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India

University of Lethbridge


On linear independence of Dirichlet L-values


It is an open question of Baker whether the Dirichlet L-values at 1 with fixed modulus are linearly independent over the rational numbers. The best-known result is due to Baker, Birch and Wirsing, which affirms this when the modulus of the associated Dirichlet character is co-prime to its Euler's phi value. In this talk, we will discuss an extension of this result to any arbitrary family of moduli. The interplay between the resulting ambient number fields brings new technical issues and complications hitherto absent in the context of a fixed modulus. We will also investigate the linear independence of such values at integers greater than 1.

Other Information: 

Location: Online


Time: 9.30am Mountain/ 8.30am Pacific


Live access links are posted here and on https://researchseminars.org/seminar/NTC. For more information, contact Félix Baril Boudreau or Bobby Miraftab.

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