Emmanuel Kowalski: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Kowalski
Professur für Mathematik
ETH Zürich, HG G 64.1
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 34 41
RelationshipFull Professor

401-3109-65LProbabilistic Number Theory Information 8 credits4GE. Kowalski
AbstractThe course presents some results of probabilistic number theory in a unified manner, including distribution properties of the number of prime divisors of integers, probabilistic properties of the zeta function and statistical distribution of exponential sums.
ObjectiveThe goal of the course is to present some results of probabilistic number theory in a unified manner.
ContentThe main concepts will be presented in parallel with the proof of a few main theorems:
(1) the Erdős-Wintner and Erdős-Kac theorems concerning the distribution of values of arithmetic functions;
(2) the distribution of values of the Riemann zeta function, including Selberg's central limit theorem for the Riemann zeta function on the critical line;
(3) the Chebychev bias for primes in arithmetic progressions;
(4) functional limit theorems for the paths of partial sums of families of exponential sums.
Lecture notesThe lecture notes for the class are available at

Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Complex analysis, measure and integral, and at least the basic language of probability theory (the main concepts, such as convergence in law, will be recalled).
Some knowledge of number theory is useful but the main results will also be summarized.
401-5110-00LNumber Theory Seminar Information 0 credits1KÖ. Imamoglu, P. S. Jossen, E. Kowalski, P. D. Nelson, R. Pink, G. Wüstholz
AbstractResearch colloquium
ObjectiveTalks on various topics of current research.
ContentResearch seminar in algebra, number theory and geometry. This seminar is aimed in particular to members of the research groups in these areas and their graduate students.