COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics Colloquium: Probability and Statistics in Number Theory

2018-02-23

11:00am Neill 5W

Dr. Dominic Klyve


Elementary number theory - the study of the positive integers and the primes - seems to many students to be a world in which there is no ambiguity. After all, the number 7653 is either a prime or it is not; no chance is involved. Nevertheless, probabilistic and statistical thinking have permeated many parts of the study of number theory. This talk will examine several of these, with a focus on projects with which the speaker has worked on with his students.

Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome!