Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Peng-Jie Wong

  • Date: 11/04/2019
  • Time: 12:00
Peng-Jie Wong, University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge


Primes in Short Intervals


Bertrand's postulate states that there is always a prime in the interval [x,2x] for any x≥1. Applying the prime number theorem, one may further show that there is approximately ∫2xxdtlogt primes in [x,2x] for sufficiently large x. There is a more difficult question concerning the distribution of primes p in short intervals when [x,2x] is replaced by [x,x+h] for some h≤x and p is required to be congruent to a modulo q for some (a,q)=1. In this talk, we will discuss how short [x,x+h]can be. If time allows, we will sketch a proof of the Bombieri-Vinogradov theorem in short intervals, which answers such a question.

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Location: C630 University Hall


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