# RMA

## Seminar

### Ratios of zeta functions \& characteristic polynomials

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute

#### Abstract

This talk will describe the heuristic method of calculating averages of ratios of zeta and L-functions used by Conrey, Farmer and Zirnbauer to generalize conjectures of Farmer. It will include applications of these ratio formulae and a new method devised with Conrey and Forrester will be discussed for calculating the analogous random matrix quantities.