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Probability and Combinatorics

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Paul Bourgade



Temple University

Wachman Hall 617

Fyodorov, Hiary & Keating have conjectured that the maximum of the characteristic polynomial of random unitary matrices behaves like extremes of log-correlated Gaussian fields. This allowed them to conjecture the typical size of local maxima of the Riemann zeta function along the critical axis. I will first explain the origins of this conjecture, and then outline the proof for the leading order of the maximum, for unitary matrices and the zeta function. This talk is based on a joint works with Arguin, Belius, Radziwill and Soundararajan.