Tag Archives: Zagier

How not to be wrong

I recently finished listening to Jordan’s book “how not to be wrong,” and thought that I would record some of the notes I made. Unlike other reviews, Persiflage will cut through to the key aspects of the book which perhaps … Continue reading

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Mysterious Formulae

I’m not one of those mathematicians who is in love with abstraction for its own sake (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I can still be seduced by an explicit example, or even — quell horreur — a definite … Continue reading

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The Artin conjecture is rubbish

Let be a continuous irreducible representation. Artin conjectured that the L-function is analytically continues to an entire function on (except for the trivial representation where the is a simple pole at one) and satisfies a functional equation of a precise … Continue reading

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K_2(O_F) for number fields F

Belabas and Gangl have a nice paper ( Generators and relations for , which can be found here) where they compute for a large number of quadratic fields . There main result is a method for proving upper bounds for … Continue reading

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En Passant III

Question: When you are sick in bed, can you do any mathematics? I just spent the past few weeks with a sinus infection and was completely unable to do anything productive, that is, apart from writing an NSF grant (which … Continue reading

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