Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Nathan Ng

  • Date: 09/23/2013
  • Time: 12:00
Lecturer(s):
Nathan Ng, University of Lethbridge
Location: 

University of Lethbridge

Topic: 

Zhang's theorem on bounded gaps between primes

Description: 

In April 2013, Yitang Zhang announced one of the greattheorems in the history of number theory. He showed there exists an absolute constant C such that infinitely many consecutive primes differ by C. This theorem goes a long way towards proving the twin prime conjecture. In this talk I will give an overview of Zhang's theorem andsome of the main ideas in the proof.

Other Information: 

Location: B660