Department of Mathematics


  •  Ken Ono, Emory University
  •  Jensen–Polya Program for the Riemann Hypothesis and Related Problems
  •  03/28/2019
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

In 1927 Polya proved that the Riemann Hypothesis is equivalent to the hyperbolicity of Jensen polynomials for Riemann’s Xi-function. This hyperbolicity had only been proved for degrees $d=1,2,3$. We prove the hyperbolicity of all (but possibly finitely many) the Jensen polynomials of every degree $d$. Moreover, we establish the outright hyperbolicity for all degrees $d< 10^{26}$. These results follow from an unconditional proof of the "derivative aspect" GUE distribution for zeros. This is joint work with Michael Griffin, Larry Rolen, and Don Zagier.



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