The Tau of Ramanujan

The Tau of Ramanujan

Join us for a public lecture with Mathematical Sciences Research Visitor Eknath Ghate from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

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7 Mar 2024 | 5:30 - 6:30pm
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Eknath Ghate (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
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A public lecture with Mathematical Sciences Research Visitor Eknath Ghate from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India.

Abstract

The sequence of numbers 1, -24, 252, -1472, 4830, ... was extensively studied by the great Indian mathematician Ramanujan almost a century ago. These numbers - the values of Ramanujan's tau-function - have been the guiding force behind several themes in Number Theory. They continue to tantalize us with easy-to understand problems some of which are still open today. This talk will be a relaxed introduction to these numbers and will lead up to some of our own results connected to them.

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Eknath Ghate is currently a Senior Professor at the School of Mathematics, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research. Specialising in Number Theory.

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Topic: The Tau of Ramanujan. A public lecture with Mathematical Sciences Research Visitor Eknath Ghate from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India.
Time: Mar 7, 2024 05:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Mathematical Sciences Institute Australian National University

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