Number Theory Seminar: Mark Srednicki (UCSB), 'The Hilbert-Pólya Conjecture'

Event Date: 

Friday, December 7, 2012 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall

According to the Hilbert-Pólya conjecture, the imaginary parts of the Riemann zeros (and, more generally, the zeros of L functions) are eigenvalues of a self-adjoint operator on some Hilbert space. I will review the evidence for this, and discuss recent attempts by Berry and Keating and by Connes to construct the Riemann operator.