The Circle Method in Function Fields

JOINT IAS/PU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR
Topic:The Circle Method in Function Fields
Speaker:Craig Spencer
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Thursday, May 14
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/Fine Hall -- 214

In this talk, we will discuss how the circle method can be used to study additive number theory in function fields. After a brief introduction to the circle method and its history, we will describe how the method is implemented in the function field setting. We will then discuss some applications.