Colloquium: Ken Ono (Emory)

December 2, 2016 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Keller 401

Title: New theorems at the interface of number theory and representation theory

Abstract: Ramanujan’s first and last letters to Hardy have a breathtaking legacy. In representation theory alone they inspired the development of vertex operator algebras and the Fields medal winning work of Borcherds on Monstrous Moonshine. The speaker will recall this history, and then explain very recent developments which illustrate that these results are only glimpses of even larger theories.