Prix Andre-Aisenstadt Prize 2003-2004

Vinayak Vatsal
(University of British Columbia)

"p-adic numbers and zeta functions"

CRM, Université de Montréal, Pavillon Andre-Aisenstadt, 2920, ch. de la Tour
Salle / Room 6214

Le vendredi 2 avril 2004 / Friday, April 2, 2004

16 h / 4:00 p.m.


We give an introduction to the theory of p-adic numbers, and describe some of the applications to classical problems in number theory. The goal would be to show how some difficult classical problems have p-adic analogues which are often easier and give new information. The talk will be expository and intended for a general audience.

Un cocktail suivra la conférence au Salon Maurice l'Abbe (6245).
There will be a reception after the lecture in Salon Maurice l'Abbe (6245)