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Srinivasa Ramanujan: in celebration of the centenary of his election as FRS

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Ken Ono, Professor George E Andrews, Professor Manjul Bhargava and Professor R C Vaughan FRS.

Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS

This meeting is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ramanujan’s election as FRS. Distinguished scientists will speak on Ramanujan’s mathematics and its extraordinary legacy across many fields: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. The emphasis will be on recent, cutting edge research. The primary goal is to have leaders from these four important threads interact, share ideas, and develop cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available shortly. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advanced registration is essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

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Schedule of talks

15 October

Session 1 09:00-12:35

Ramanujan’s oeuvres and its mathematical legacy

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Professor Ken Ono, Emory University, USA

09:00-09:05 Welcome by the Royal Society

09:10-09:40 Ramanujan and his earlier notebooks

Professor Bruce Berndt, University of Illinois, USA

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09:40-09:55 Discussion

09:55-10:25 Issues raised by Ramanujan's lost notebook

Professor George E Andrews, Pennsylvania State University, USA

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10:25-10:40 Discussion

11:05-11:35 Ramanujan and quadratic forms

Professor Manjul Bhargava, Princeton University, USA

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11:35-11:50 Discussion

11:50-12:20 Circle method

Professor Trevor Wooley, University of Bristol, UK

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12:20-12:35 Discussion

Session 2 13:30-17:00

Influence on computer science and electrical engineering

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Professor George E Andrews, Pennsylvania State University, USA

13:30-14:00 Srinivasa Ramanujan and signal-processing problems

Professor P P Vaidyanathan, California Institute of Technology, USA

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 From Ramanujan graphs to Ramanujan complexes

Professor Alex Lubotzky, Hebrew University, Israel

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15:30-16:00 Sphere packing

Professor Maryna Viazovska, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, France

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16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-16:45 The Ramanujan conjecture and its applications

Professor Winnie Li, Pennsylvania State University, USA

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16 October

Session3 09:00-12:30

Ramanujan and number theory

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Professor Manjul Bhargava, Princeton University, USA

09:00-09:30 Ramanujan-Petersson conjectures

Professor Peter Sarnak, Princeton University, USA

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Selmer groups for elliptic curves

Professor Sujatha Ramdorai, University of British Columbia, Canada

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

11:00-11:30 Ramanujan and galois representations

11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Ramanujan and the anatomy of integers

Professor K Soundararajan, Stanford University, USA

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12:15-12:30 Discussion

Session 4 13:30-17:00

Ramanujan and physics

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Professor Robert C Vaughan FRS, Pennsylvania State University, USA

13:30-14:00 Ramanujan's influence on string theory, black holes and moonshine

Professor Jeff Harvey, University of Chicago, USA

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Ramanujan and recent work on the Riemann hypothesis

Professor Ken Ono, Emory University, USA

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:30-16:00 Mock modular forms are everywhere

Professor Miranda Cheng, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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16:00-16:15 Discussion

Srinivasa Ramanujan: in celebration of the centenary of his election as FRS The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK