Atle Selberg

Some notes from Selberg's 1954-55 IAS lectures on the trace formula

The identity of the note-taker is unknown. The current best guess is either Josephine Mitchell or Lowell Schoenfeld, based partly on IAS membership records and a conversation with Paul Malliavin, who attended the lectures. The copy of the notes found in Selberg's office was given to him many years ago by Burt Randol. (Randol, in turn, recalls receiving his copy from Harry Rauch, whose stay at IAS took place during the two-year period 1949-51.)