Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, 26th October 2006, 4:00 pm
Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2

Yves Laszlo
(Ecole Polytechnique/Paris VI)

"Solving polynomial equations and transcendental functions"


After a review of clasical formulas computing the complex roots of polynomial equations, I will introduce a class of functions, called "theta-functions" which has remarkable properties. In particular, they allow to solve a general polynomial equation. Then, one will look at generalizations of these functions coming from mathematical physics, precisely from conformal field theory.

Light refreshments will be served in the faculty lounge at 3:30.

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