Primes, exponential sums, and L-functions

Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
Location: 
MSB 111
Speaker: 
William Banks (University of Missouri, Columbia)

This talk will survey some recent directions in the study of prime numbers that rely on bounds of exponential sums and advances in sieve theory.  I will also describe some new results on the Riemann zeta function and Dirichlet functions, and pose some open problems.