2016 LMS Hardy Lecture - Weil's Conjecture for Function Fields

2016 LMS Hardy Lecture - Weil's Conjecture for Function Fields

Professor Jacob Lurie

Series Name Department of Mathematics funded by the London Mathematical Society (LMS)
Speaker Professor Jacob Lurie (Harvard University)
Type Lectures & Talks
When 30 Jun 2016, 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Venue Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Dr Frank Neumann, Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester (email: fn8@le.ac.uk)

Professor Lurie has had a major impact on modern day pure mathematics. His work bridges between several areas of mathematics, including topology, geometry, category theory, algebra, number theory, mathematical physics. In particular he conducted seminal work on derived algebraic geometry, higher category theory, stable homotopy theory and topological field theory.

His earliest published work on surreal numbers was carried out while still at school, and since his PhD in 2004 he has held professorships at MIT and Harvard University. Professor Lurie is an outstanding presenter of mathematics both in written form and in lectures. In 2010 he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), the most prestigious mathematics conference worldwide.

Professor Lurie was awarded a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship in 2014 and he was also one of the recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics 2015. The other 2015 recipients were Simon Donaldson, Terence Tao, Maxim Kontsevich and Richard Taylor. This $3 million dollars Prize was funded by Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg and is awarded every year to outstanding scientists for breakthrough contributions in their fields.

In his lecture at Leicester Professor Lurie will report on his spectacular recent breakthrough with Dennis Gaitsgory (Harvard University) on the proof of the famous Weil Conjecture on Tamagawa numbers for function fields as first conjectured by French mathematician Andre Weil.

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