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Eigenfunctions Seminar

Title: Recent progress towards the twin prime conjecture
Speaker: Satadal Ganguly (ISI, Kolkata)
Date: 28 March 2014
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department

A great progress on the twin prime problem was made last year by Yitang Zhang and it made him famous in mathematical circles almost overnight. He proved the existence of a positive real number M such that there are infinitely many pairs of primes that differ by at most M. The twin prime conjecture predicts that M can be taken to be two. I shall give an overview of the works leading up to Zhang’s spectacular achievement.

Contact: +91 (80) 2293 2711, +91 (80) 2293 2265 ;     E-mail: chair.math[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in
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