Maseeh Mathematics + Statistics Colloquium: Equidistribution of sequences and modular forms
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 3:15pm

The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series

Neha Prabhu, Ph.D.
Queen's University

Equidistribution of sequences and modular forms

A sequence of numbers in a bounded interval can be distributed in many ways. When the proportion of terms falling in a subinterval tends to the length or any other measure of the subinterval, we say that the sequence is equidistributed. In the last few decades, there has been much activity in studying the equidistribution of Fourier coefficients of modular forms. We discuss some interesting results in this area, and my own work with K. Sinha on this topic.

Dr. Prabhu is a Coleman Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She received her Ph. D. degree from IISER Pune, India. She co-organized Strength in Numbers, a graduate workshop in Number theory and related areas in May 2018.  Her research interests lie broadly in the field of Analytic Number Theory. More specifically, Arithmetic Statistics, Probabilistic Number Theory, Modular forms, Eigenvalues of Hecke Operators and Elliptic curves are some things she finds exciting.

Dr. Prabhu is also one of the featured speakers at Oregon Number Theory Days hosted by Portland State University on Saturday, June 1st. 

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:15pm 
Urban Center room 204, 506 SW Mill Street
Light refreshments served

The faculty host of this speaker is Dr. Derek Garton