Distributions in Number Theory

Speaker: Professor Nigel Boston (Stokes Professor,UCD)

Time: 3:30PM

Date: Fri 12th June 2009

Location: Q014 - Quinn School of Business

It is said that the prime numbers are random but we do not know what random means. There are many such objects in number theory we would love to understand better but that behave as if random. In this talk, I shall describe how researchers have sought to tame and conquer this “randomness”.

(This talk is part of the General Interest series.)