• History of Class Field Theory

    SPEAKER Yihang Zhu


    EVENT DATE Nov 13, Monday

    EVENT TIME 19:20-20:55

    VENUE VenueSixth Teaching Building 60300(For students registered this course only) Online liveBilibili


    Yihang Zhu is a professor at YMSC, Tsinghua University. He got his PhD from Harvard and worked at Columbia and Maryland before joining Tsinghua. His research interest is in Number theory and automorphic representations.


    Class field theory is one of the greatest achievements in number theory. It culminated in the early 20th century, and has roots all the way back in the work of Gauss; in fact the several aspects of the work of Gauss on number theory are unified by class field theory. We will survey the history of this fascinating and breathtakingly beautiful subject, through the life and work of mainly seven mathematicians from Kronecker to Chevalley. The lecture will be in Chinese.