School Seminars and Colloquia

The Hardy-Littlewood circle method

Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Sam Chow

Institution: University of Melbourne
Date: Fri 1st June 2012
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: 213 Richard Berry

Abstract: The circle method is a common approach to additive number theory problems like Waring's problem and Goldbach's conjecture. I will demonstrate how to turn such a problem into the problem of estimating an integral around the unit circle, and also discuss some estimation techniques.