Ameya Pitale (Oklahoma)
L-functions and special value results
I will give a brief introduction to L-functions by looking at
some simple examples and will try to explain the importance of L-functions
in number theory. Several of the applications of L-functions are related
to special value results. Emphasis will be given to L-functions associated
to automorphic forms and I will present my current research (joint with
Ralf Schmidt) on L-functions associated to GSp(4)xGL(2).