Special Lecture: Jeff Stopple (UCSB), 'Music of the Primes: from Pythagoras to Riemann'

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 18, 2013 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall

Event Contact: 

Jeffrey Stopple

Email: stopple@math.ucsb.edu

The Riemann Hypothesis is considered to be one of the most difficult unsolved problems in mathematics. One interpretation, due to physicist Sir Michael Berry, is that “the primes have music in them.” This talk requires only calculus to see what is meant by this. We will hear the (conjectural) music.

This is the first talk in our special colloquium series on the Clay Math Institute's Millenium Prize Problems.