Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Nathan Ng
- Date: 09/23/2013
- Time: 12:00
University of Lethbridge
Zhang's theorem on bounded gaps between primes
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.