Randomness to Structure

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:Randomness to Structure
Speaker:Alex Kontorovich
Affiliation:Rutgers University; von Neumann Fellow, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, January 31
Time/Room:6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room

We will describe several situations in number theory and geometry in which one recovers a sought-after structure by first constructing a “random” approximation to it.