From numerology to number theory: the fascination of numbers
6pm on 25th February, 2016
Lecture Theatre 3 in the School of Chemistry. No booking required.
Emmanuel Peyre of
the University of Grenoble, who is a current IAS Benjamin Meaker
Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol.
Starting with the ancient Babylonians, strange relations between
numbers have long been investigated. In the history of mathematics,
such relations have proved an inexhaustible
source of inspiration for the creation of new theories and tools.
Today they still form a central theme of research in mathematics
with a surprising number of applications to everyday life.