Introduction to Sieves, Theory and Practice

ANALYTIC AND GEOMETRIC NUMBER THEORY MINI-COURSE
Topic:Introduction to Sieves, Theory and Practice
Speaker:John Friedlander
Affiliation:University of Toronto at Scarborough and Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, November 18
Time/Room:2:30pm - 3:30pm/S-101

In this mini-course we give a quick tour of sieve methods. The first lecture will deal with the rudiments of the basic theory and mention a few simple examples. The second talk will, for the most part, feature some more recent applications. The material will be excerpted from the recently finished book "Opera de Cribro" written jointly with Henryk Iwaniec.