CARMA Colloquium

4:00 pm

Thursday, 14th Jul 2011

V129, Mathematics Building

Prof Ross McPhedran

(The University of Sydney)

The Riemann Hypothesis for Combinations of Zeta Functions

This paper studies combinations of the Riemann zeta function, based on one defined by P.R. Taylor, and shown by him to have all its zeros on the critical line. With a rescaled complex argument, this is denoted here by ${\cal T}_-(s)$, and is considered together with a counterpart function ${\cal T}_+(s)$, symmetric rather than antisymmetric about the critical line. We prove by a graphical argument that ${\cal T}_+(s)$ has all its zeros on the critical line, and that the zeros of both functions are all of first order. We also establish a link between the zeros of ${\cal T}_-(s)$ and of ${\cal T}_+s)$ with zeros of the Riemann zeta function $\zeta(2 s-1)$, and between the distribution functions of the zeros of the three functions.