Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers | University of Oxford

Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers

Speaker
Vicky Neale
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Mathematical Institute
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Event type
Lectures and seminars
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n/a
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Yes
Booking required
Required

Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers
Vicky Neale

Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians' difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety.

Join Vicky to learn about recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and to hear the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made - a solo mathematician working in isolation, a young mathematician displaying creativity at the start of a career, a large collaboration that reveals much about how mathematicians go about their work.

Vicky Neale is Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol College

Please email external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk to register