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November 6, 2018 - 4:15pm

LOM 205

In this talk, we will be interested in two manifestations of the so-called grand simplicity hypothesis for the zeros of automorphic L-functions. Specifically, we will see how the simplicity and independence of zeros can be related to the characterisation of automorphic L-functions in terms of analytic data. We will state two converse theorems in low degree and outline their proof in terms of the asymptotics of hypergeometric functions.