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A Window into Zeta and Modular Physics June 16, 2008 - June 27, 2008

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Jun 16, 2008
Monday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Riemann's zeta function
Floyd Williams
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to Hurewitz,Epstein,Barnes zeta
Klaus Kirsten (Baylor University)
Jun 17, 2008
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Conformal field theory (CFT) for beginners
Geoff Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  A simple example of a Casimir enengy calculation(another example of zeta regularization)
Klaus Kirsten (Baylor University)
Jun 18, 2008
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Modular forms of positive weight and their Fourier coefficients
Floyd Williams
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Conformal field theory (CFT)
Geoff Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Jun 19, 2008
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to Selberg,Ihara,Ruelle zeta
Audrey Terras
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  zeta zeros/poles and distribution of primes
Audrey Terras
Jun 20, 2008
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Dedekind eta and its reciprocal with some string theory remarks
Floyd Williams
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Computation of functional determinants via contour integrals
Klaus Kirsten (Baylor University)
Jun 23, 2008
Monday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Polylog expansion of a partition function with some intuitive remarks on Bose-Einstein condensation
Klaus Kirsten (Baylor University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Quantum chaos
Audrey Terras
Jun 24, 2008
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Modular forms of negative weight (more on the reciprocal of the Dedekind eta function,and a statement of the Rademacher-Zuckerman formula for Fourier coefficients)
Floyd Williams
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  CFT
Geoff Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Jun 25, 2008
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  A Window into Zeta an Modular Physics talk I
Michael Tuite
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  A Window into Zeta an Modular Physics talk II
Michael Tuite
Jun 26, 2008
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Generalized Cardy formula for black hole entropy(applications of forms of non-positive weight)
Floyd Williams
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  On Relating d-dimensional FRLW Cosmology to Bose-Einstein Condensates
Jennie D'Ambroise
Jun 27, 2008
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  Zeta and L-functions
Paul Nelson
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  Arithmetic of String Compactification and Emergent Spacetime.
Savan Kharel
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  How a soliton Illuminates a Blackhole
Shabnam Beheshti (Rutgers University)