Primes and Zeros

Our 2013  activities start with a workshop on Online Databases: from L-functions to combinatorics from 21-25 January.  The workshop is co-sponsored by AIM and NSF and will be devoted to the development of new software tools for handling mathematical databases.

As part of the workshop,  Professor Brian Conrey will give a public lecture on Primes and Zeros: A million dollar mystery on Thursday 24th January, 6pm. Professor Conrey writes:

More than 150 years ago Riemann formulated what is widely regarded today as the most famous unsolved problem in all of mathematics. In this talk, which is intended for a general audience, we will look at some of the colourful history and stories about this problem.

Tickets are free and available on a first come, first served basis, via Eventbrite  (
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm, last entry at 6pm.
Venue: Newhaven Lecture Theatre, ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.

This is the first of many public events we have lined up for the coming year.  We’ll be taking part in Edinburgh International Science Festival and are planning range of activities for the Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth.  Information will appear here and on our website as well as via our Facebook page and Twitter feed. If you’d like to receive direct emails about our public events, then please email


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