Speaker : Professor Frans Oort (University of Utrecht)
Title : Prime numbers
Time : 2012-12-07 (Fri) 16:00 - 17:30
Place : Room 101, Astro-Math. Building
Abstract: In my talk I will pose several questions about prime numbers. We will see that on the one hand some of them allow an answer with a proof of just a few lines, on the other hand, some of them lead to deep questions and conjectures not yet understood. This seems to represent a general pattern in mathematics: your curiosity leads to a study of easy questions related with quite deep structures. I will give many examples, suggestions and references for further study.