
July 69, 2011
Conference on Transcendence and Lfunctions
Fields Institute
to be held at the Fields Institute, Toronto (map)
Organizers: M. Ram Murty (Queen’s)
and V. Kumar Murty (Toronto)

Overview
Special values of Lfunctions and their transcendental nature is
an area of current interest in number theory. Often, these values
can be decomposed into an algebraic part and a transcendental part,
with the former being related to the size of some "natural
group" and the latter being a "period" in the widest
sense of the term. In the past, most of the focus has been on the
algebraic part of the special values. This conference will focus
on the transcendental part.
There are many conjectures (some arising from Ktheory) as to what
these transcendental values should be, especially in the context
of Dedekind zeta functions. For example, there is the conjecture
of Zagier, the conjectures of Chowla and Milnor on the linear independence
of special values of Hurwitz zeta functions, and the celebrated
conjectures of Stark on special values of Artin Lseries at s=1.
This miniconference will bring several experts and junior researchers
together so that these topics can be exposed and explored in an
informal setting.
Invited Speakers
R. Balasubramanian (IMSc)
Sanoli Gun (IMSc)
Manfred Kolster (McMaster)
V. Kumar Murty (Toronto)
M. Ram Murty (Queen’s)
A. Raghuram (Oklahoma)
Purusottam Rath (CMI)
Damien Roy (Ottawa)
Chris Smyth (Edinburgh)
Cameron Stewart (Waterloo)
Chester Weatherby (Delaware)
Michel Waldschmidt (Paris VI)
Schedule:
Final List of Participants:
Full Name 
University Name 
Balasubramanian, Ramachandran 
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences 
Burko, Robert 
University of Toronto 
Cho, Jaehyun 
University of Toronto 
Chow, Aaron 
University of Toronto 
Chun, Tony 

Coons, Michael J. 
University of Waterloo 
Eskandari, Payman 
University of Toronto 
Felix, Adam 
Queen's University 
Friedlander, John 
University of Toronto 
George, William 
University of Toronto 
Gun, Sanoli 
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences 
Kolster, Manfred 
McMaster University 
Laptyeva, Nataliya 
University of Toronto 
Lee, Jungyun 
KIAS 
Lim, Meng Fai 
University of Toronto 
Milcak, Juraj 
University of Toronto 
Mourtada, Mariam 
University of Toronto 
Murty, Ram 
Queen's University 
Murty, Vijaya Kumar 
University of Toronto 
Nguyen, Ngoc Ai Van 
University of Ottawa 
Pasten, Hector 
Queen's University 
Pazuki, Fabien 
University Bordeaux 1 
Raghuram, Anantharam 
Oklahoma State University 
Rath, Purusottam 
Chennai Mathematical Institute 
Roy, Damien 
University of Ottawa 
Seaton, Joshua 
University of Toronto 
Smyth, Chris 
University of Edinburgh 
Stewart, Cameron 
University of Waterloo 
Waldschmidt, Michel 
Université Paris VI 
Weatherby, Chester 
University of Delaware 
Xiao, Stanley 
University of Waterloo 
Xu, Bin 
University of Toronto 
Zaytseva, Anastasia 
Queen's University 
Zhu, Yongchang 
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
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