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    Institute of Mathematics

    Oberseminar ZAHLENTHEORIE

    Continuous and Discrete Means of Hardy's Z-function
    Date: 11/25/2022, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
    Category: Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik, Veranstaltung
    Location: Hubland Nord, Geb. 64, S0.102
    Speaker: Athanasios Sourmelidis (TU Graz, Austria)

    Athanasios Sourmelidis (TU Graz, Austria)

    Continuous and Discrete Means of Hardy's $Z$-function

    Abstract. On the pursuit of proving the Riemann Hypotheses, Hardy and Littlewood were the first who proved that infinitely many of the complex zeros of the Riemann zeta-function $\zeta$ lie on the vertical line $1/2+i\mathbb{R}$. Their method was based on studying the integral of a variant of $\zeta$, the so-called Hardy's $Z$-function. A few years later Titchmarsh proposed a different way on proving the same result by studying sums of the $Z$-function over specific points of the line $1/2+i\mathbb{R}$. After introducing the required background and machinery, we will see that these two methods are, in fact, equivalent. Moreover, it will be shown that this equivalence holds for a wider class of zeta- and $L$-functions satisfying certain axioms.

     

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