COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Dr. Dominic Klyve

"Probability and Statistics in Number Theory"

Friday, February 23, 2018

11:00am in Neill 5W

Please join us for an informative colloquium with Dr. Dominic Klyve from Central Washington University on Friday, February 23rd. Refreshments will be provided. Dr. Klyve is an associate professor with diverse research interests. Read more about Dr. Klyve.

Abstract: 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.