SMS scnews item created by Yinan Zhang at Wed 14 Apr 2010 1300
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 15 Apr 2010
Calendar1: 15 Apr 2010 1300-1400
CalLoc1: Carslaw 452
Auth: yzhang(.pmgrad;1504.2007)@p494.pc.maths.usyd.edu.au

SUMS: Lobo -- Prime Numbers: How wide can you go?

Perhaps the most widely known fact about prime numbers is that there are infinitely many
of them.  This was first proved in approximately 300BC by Euclid.  In this talk we will
look at a few different proofs, dabbling in various fields of mathematics along the
way.  Large sections of the talk will require no specialist background, and will be
accessible to all.


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