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Asymptotic enumeration of representations of SU(3), the Bernoulli numbers, and the Witten zeta function

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Dan Romik, UC Davis
Location: 2112 - MSB
Start time: Wed, Mar 11 2015, 5:10PM

What is the connection between the asymptotic enumeration of the representations of SU(3), the Bernoulli numbers, modular forms, and a mysterious analytic function called the Witten zeta function? A very interesting one, it turns out. In this talk I will explain how my recent proof of a result about the former led to some unexpected discoveries about the latter. No background on the topics of the talk will be assumed.

Please note this seminar is meeting W this week instead of M.