# Matilde Lalin (Universite de Montreal)

Date

Friday February 23, 20242:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Jeffery Hall, Room 234## Math & Stats Department Colloquium

**Friday, February 23rd, 2023**

**Time:** 2:30 p.m. **Place: **Jeffery Hall, Room 234

**Speaker:** Matilde Lalin (Universite de Montreal)

**Title:** Sums of the divisor function and random matrix distributions

**Abstract:** The divisor function gives the number of positive divisors of a natural number. How can we go about understanding the behavior of this function when going over the natural numbers? In this talk we will discuss strategies to better understand this function, issues related to the distribution of these values, and connections to the Riemann zeta function and some groups of random matrices. This talk includes joint work with Vivian Kuperberg.

**Bio:** Prof. Matilde Lal´ın received her PhD from the University of Texas in Austin. She then held post-doctoral positions at the IAS and UBC, and a tenure-track position at the University of Alberta before joining the Universit´e de Montr´eal in 2010. Prof. Lal´ın is currently a CRM distinguished research scholar, she is a fellow of the CMS, the AMS and the AWM. She received the Krieger-Nelson Prize in 2022 and a Liftoff Fellowship from the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2005.