Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

This lecture is held as part of the 16th Amitsur Memorial Symposium
Thursday, 10th June 2010, 3:30 pm
Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2

Peter Sarnak

"Mobius randomness and dynamics"


A classical vague principle in number theory asserts that the Mobius function is "random", however this has never been made precise. We use notions from dynamics to formulate a precise conjecture which captures this randomness.The conjecture can be established in a number of cases and a key input is the interplay between Vinogradov's bilinear forms method and selfjoinings.

Light refreshments will be served in the faculty lounge at 3:00.

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