Bounded Gaps Between Primes
Date: 22 - 26 September 2014
Location: University of Oxford
Event type: CMI-LMS Research School
Organisers: Ben Green (Oxford), Roger Heath-Brown (Oxford)
In a spectacular breakthrough, Yitang Zhang proved that there are infinitely many pairs of primes differing by at most 70 million. Due to further advances of Maynard and Tao and the collaborative Polymath Project, 70 million has been reduced to a few hundred. This course will introduce attendees to the mathematics surrounding these developments.