**Title:** Heights and *L*-functions

**Abstract:** Height and *L*-series are two of most important tools in number theory and arithmetic geometry. They were originally invented by Andre Weil in his Ph.D. thesis on Mordell—Weil theorem and his work on Weil conjecture. In this lecture, I will first review original work of Weil, and then survey recent developments.

**Date:** Tuesday, April 3

**Time:** 4:00 pm

**Room:** 135 TMCB