Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Habiba Kadiri

  • Date: 11/25/2013
  • Time: 12:00
Habiba Kadiri, University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge


Zero Density and Primes


In this talk we present some new Chebyshev bounds for the function psi(x). In 1962, Rosser and Schoenfeld provided a method to estimate the error term in the approximation |psi(x)-x|. Since then, progress on the numerical verification of the Riemann Hypothesis and widening the zero-free region have allowed to improve numerically these bounds. In this talk we present a new method by introducing a smooth weight and by using the first explicit zero density estimate for the Riemann zeta function. We also present new results for primes in short intervals, based on this zero density estimate.

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Location: B660 University Hall
Web page: http://www.cs.uleth.ca/~nathanng/ntcoseminar/