Christopher M. Skinner

2001 Fellow

Fellowship Institution: University of Michigan

Current Institution: Princeton University


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About Christopher M. Skinner's Work

My current research focuses on the area of mathematics called number theory. Solutions of problems in this area often draw from all other areas of mathematics. I am particulary interested in establishing connections between mathematical objects of number-theoretic interests coming from seemingly disperate sources, say analysis on one hand and algebra on the other. For example, the Riemann zeta-function zeta(s) is an analytic function of the complex variables built out of the prime numbers. But the values zeta(-n) for n=0,1 are the sizes of certain algebraic objects. To establish connections of this type I often draw from the fertile areas of automorphic forms and algebraic geometry.