Prix AndreAisenstadt Prize 20032004


CONFÉRENCIER/SPEAKER: Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia) 

TITRE/TITLE: "padic numbers and zeta functions" LIEU/PLACE: CRM, Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndreAisenstadt, 2920, ch. de la Tour Salle / Room 6214 DATE: Le vendredi 2 avril 2004 / Friday, April 2, 2004 HEURE/TIME: 16 h / 4:00 p.m. RESUME/ABSTRACT: We give an introduction to the theory of padic 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 padic 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) 