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We will give a survey lecture regarding the famous tau function of Ramanujan. We will indicate how his three conjectures regarding this function motivated the growth of the theory of modular forms, as well as its intimate connection to algebraic geometry and the Langlands program. We will discuss some recent developments and indicate open problems. The talk will be accessible to a general mathematical audience.

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Youtube-url:

https://youtu.be/vTsFhrQ3yFQ

Start Time:

15:30

End Time:

16:30

Date:

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Short Title:

THE RAMANUJAN TAU FUNCTION