Oct. 29, 2004, Friday, 4:40 p.m. Vincent 364 ********************** "Periods, equidistribution, and subconvex bounds for L-functions" A. Venkatesh, M.I.T. I will discuss some connections between the topics of the title: in particular, the role of equidistribution theorems in proving bounds for periods. This yields in many cases "interesting" bounds on L-functions. These bounds can sometimes be used to prove further equidistribution theorems (e.g., equidistribution of Heegner points over totally real fields). ######################################################################