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We are organising a three day meeting in honour of Professor Sir Peter-Swinnerton-Dyer who died in December 2018 at the age of 91.
Swinnerton-Dyer was one of the most influential number theorists of his generation worldwide. He is probably best known for the famous conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer (one of the Millenium Clay Maths Problems), which relates the arithmetic of elliptic curves to the value of its Hasse-Weil L-function. This conjecture gave rise to a huge field of research relating special values of L-functions to arithmetic data. Swinnerton-Dyer was also one of founding figures in the arithmetic of surfaces and higher-dimensional varieties, such as local-to-global principles for rational points over number fields. He obtained fundamental results for conic bundles and cubic surfaces, and started the research of rational points on surfaces fibred into elliptic curves using completely new methods.
The meeting aims to celebrate the tremendous and wide-reaching contributions to mathematics of the late Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer.
In the early years of the Newton Institute, Swinnerton-Dyer served as honorary executive director under Michael Atiyah.
Brian Birch Martin Bright John Coates Lilian Matthiesen Alexei Skorobogatov Rodolfo Venerucci Claire Voisin Andrew Wiles Olivier Wittenberg Sarah Zerbes Henri Darmon
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