Mathematics Colloquium

Sieving in Orbits

Speaker: Alex Kontorovitch, Stony Brook

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Monday, March 28, 2011, 3:45 p.m.


We will discuss recent progress on the Affine Sieve, which aims to find primes or almostā€primes in sets of integers generated by group actions. Topics include expanders, hyperbolic manifolds, the Apollonian gasket, prime entries in matrix groups, and Soddy's spheres.