Seminar series
Thu, 30 May 2024
Lecture Theatre 5, Mathematical Institute
James Maynard
University of Oxford

One can get fairly good estimates for primes in short
intervals under the assumption of the Riemann Hypothesis. Weaker
estimates can be shown unconditionally by using a 'zero density
estimate' in place of the Riemann Hypothesis. These zero density
estimates are typically proven by bounding how often a Dirichlet
polynomial can take large values, but have been limited by our
understanding of the number of zeros with real part 3/4. We introduce a
new method to prove large value estimates for Dirichlet polynomials,
which improves on previous estimates near the 3/4 line.

This is joint work (still in progress) with Larry Guth.

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