# Joint IAS/Princeton University Number Theory Seminar

**Topic: **Higher order uniformity of the Möbius function

**Speaker: **Joni Teräväinen

**Affiliation: **University of Oxford

**Date & Time: **Thursday December 5th, 2019, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

**Location: **Princeton University, Fine 214

In a recent work, Matomäki, Radziwill and Tao showed that the Möbius function is discorrelated with linear exponential phases on almost all intervals of length $X^{\varepsilon}$. I will discuss joint work where we generalize this result to nilsequences, so as a special case the Möbius function is shown not to correlate with polynomial phases on almost all intervals of length $X^{\varepsilon}$. As an application, we show that the number of sign patterns of length $k$ that the Liouville function takes grows superpolynomially in $k$.