Polya’s Program for the Riemann Hypothesis and Related Problems

11 October 2018
Ken Ono

In 1927 Polya proved that the Riemann Hypothesis is equivalent to the hyperbolicity of Jensen polynomials for Riemann’s Xi-function. This hyperbolicity has only been proved for degrees d=1, 2, 3. For each d we prove the hyperbolicity of all but (perhaps) finitely many Jensen polynomials. We obtain a general theorem which models such polynomials by Hermite polynomials. This theorem also allows us to prove a conjecture of Chen, Jia, and Wang on the partition function. This result can be thought of as a proof of GUE for the Riemann zeta function in derivative aspect. This is joint work with Michael Griffin, Larry Rolen, and Don Zagier.

  • Number Theory Seminar