Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Analytic and topological approaches to prime numbers

Speaker : Dr. Ignazio Longhi


Abstract :

"We will survey some topics related to the ""amount"" of prime numbers and approaches to this kind of question using analytic and topological ideas. For example, one can prove that there are infinitely many primes using analytic tools (the zeta function) or topology (taking the profinite completion of the integers). Similarly, one can look for a topological version of Dirichlet's theorem that there are infinitely many primes in arithmetic progressions. The talk should be largely elementary and accessible to undergraduates. NoteThis is not relly a discrete mathematics talk, but will be accessible and interesting to all. "

Key Speaker Dr. Ignazio Longhi
Place Madhava Hall
Start Time 3:00 PM
Finish Time 4:00 PM
External Link None