Last modified 10/18/06

Plenary Lecture

Prime numbers and their distribution

presented by

Dr. Filip Saidak, UNCG

Abstract: Prime numbers have been studied for over 25 centuries, during which many important and interesting results concerning them have been proved by some of the greatest mathematicians in history. In this talk we try to have a brief look at some highlights of the work that resulted in the proof of the celebrated Prime Number Theorem in 1896, and along the way we also discuss several still unsolved questions related to it, including the notorious Riemann Hypothesis.