The Weyl bound for Dirichlet L-functions

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Matthew Young, Texas A & M
Fine Hall 214

In the 1960's, Burgess proved a subconvexity bound for Dirichlet L-functions. However, the quality of this bound was not as strong, in terms of the conductor, as the classical Weyl bound for the Riemann zeta function. In a major breakthrough, Conrey and Iwaniec established the Weyl bound for quadratic Dirichlet L-functions. I will discuss recent work with Ian Petrow that generalizes the Conrey-Iwaniec bound for arbitrary Dirichlet characters.