# The value distribution of the Hurwitz zeta function with an irrational shift

Date: Thu, Dec 1, 2022

Location: PIMS, University of Lethbridge, Zoom, Online

Conference: L-Functions in Analytic Number Theory Seminar

Subject: Mathematics, Number Theory

Class: Scientific

### Abstract:

The Hurwitz zeta function $\zeta(s, \alpha)$ is a shifted integer analogue of the Riemann zeta function which shares many of its properties, but is not an ”L-function” under any reasonable definition of the word. We will first review the basics of the value distribution of the Riemann zeta function in the critical strip (moments, Bohr–Jessen theory...) and then contrast it with the value distribution of the Hurwitz zeta function.

Our focus will be on shift parameters $\alpha / \in \mathbb{Q}$, i.e., algebraic irrational or transcendental. We will present a new result (joint with Winston Heap) on moments of these objects on the critical line.