MoMath Winton Power Series

Calling all mathematicians and math professionals: thanks to the generosity of Winton Capital Management, MoMath has a lecture series with you in mind. The MoMath Winton Power Series is targeted at a mathematically sophisticated audience, and provides a forum for top mathematicians to share a significant topic or discovery they are excited about. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and an informal reception. The MoMath Winton Power series is delighted to announce that two of the recipients of the first Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, Richard Taylor and Simon Donaldson, will be Power Series presenters. Richard will be speaking on October 5, and Simon will be speaking early in 2015. For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail functions@momath.org.

Upcoming presentation:

Primes and Equations
2014 October 5 at 5:30 PM — Richard Taylor

For over 50 years, one of the most vibrant areas of mathematical research has been the Langlands Progam, which posits a remarkable connection between the study of algebraic equations and the study of symmetries of certain non-Euclidean spaces.  Breakthrough Prize winner Richard Taylor will give a flavor of the Langlands Program in relatively concrete terms: namely, predictions about the number of solutions to polynomial congruences.  Applications to Diophantine equations will illustrate and motivate the ideas presented.
The National Museum of Mathematics gratefully acknowledges the support of Winton Capital Management, which makes this public presentation series possible.
About the speaker:
A leader in the field of number theory and in particular Galois representations, automorphic forms, and Shimura varieties, Richard Taylor, with his collaborators, has developed powerful new techniques for use in solving longstanding problems, including the Shimura-Taniyama conjecture, the local Langlands conjecture, and the Sato-Tate conjecture. Currently, Taylor is interested in the relationship between l-adic representations for automorphic forms — how to construct l-adic representations for automorphic forms and how to prove given l-adic representations that arise in this way. Taylor is one of the recipients of the first Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, as well as many other awards including the Fermat Prize, the Clay Research Award, and the Shaw Prize in Mathematics.

 

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By registering for a MoMath Winton Power Series presentation, you agree that you may be photographed or videotaped by Museum staff and associates.

 

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