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.
Lecture Series / Conference / Course :
Saturday, December 22, 2018
THE RAMANUJAN TAU FUNCTION