The Circle Method

COMPUTER SCIENCE/DISCRETE MATH II
Topic:The Circle Method
Speaker:Craig Spencer
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, May 12
Time/Room:10:30am - 12:30pm/S-101

In this talk, we will discuss how the circle method can be used to count solutions to Diophantine problems. After a brief overview of the circle method's history and applications, we will sketch how to prove an asymptotic for the number of integer solutions of bounded size for a particular equation.