PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Sieves and their applications
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Emmanuel Kowalski, ETH, Zurich
Abstract:
Sieve methods are among the basic tools to study the distribution of primes in various sequences, and the variety of techniques available is quite remarkable (small, larger and larger sieves may be used depending on the problem at hand). Viewed somewhat abstractly, the underlying principles have even wider applications. The talk will recall some of the classical achievements of sieve and present more recent ones, emphasizing the more surprising and unusual ones, which are of interest well beyond analytic number theory. Random 3-manifolds, elliptic divisibility sequences, random walks on discrete groups with Property (T), families of algebraic varieties over finite fields, and the Quantum Unique Ergodicity Conjecture may be mentioned, depending on time.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:10 / 01 / 2009
Time:04:00pm - 05:00pm