Lunedì 17 aprile 2023, ore 16.30, in Sala Letteratura della Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Palazzo Brera, in Via Brera 28
il Professore JAMES MAYNARD (University of Oxford)
parlerà su APPROXIMATING REAL NUMBERS BY RATIONALS
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
James Maynard is a brilliant young mathematician whose fundamental contributions to development of analytic number theory have gained him well deserved and ever increasing acclaim. In the same year (2013) as completing his Ph.D at the University of Oxford, under the direction of Roger Heath-Brown, he published an independent proof of Yitang Zhang's theorem about the existence of infinity many primes with bounded gap.
After this first and already fundamental contribution to the theory of prime numbers, Maynard rapidly produced a sequence of acclaimed results in this arena: in 2014 he resolved another longstanding conjecture of Erdös on large gaps between primes (which earned him the highest valued Erdös prize to date): in 2016 he showed that, for any given decimal digit, there are infinitely many prime numbers that avoiding that digit in their decimal expansion, and in 2019, together with Dimitris Koukoulopoulos, Maynard proved the Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture.
This rapid sequence of achievements have earned Maynard numerous awards, including the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize (2014), the Whitehead Prize (2015), the EMS Prize (2016), and finally the Fields Medal 2022 for "contributions to analytic number theory, which have led to major advances in the understanding of the structure of prime numbers and in Diophantine approximation". Maynard is currently a Fellow of St. Johns College and Research Professor of Mathematics, a position he has held since 2017. These achievements are especially impressive in light of his youth.
In collaborazione con il : SEMINARIO MATEMATICO E FISICO DI MILANO
C.D. Pagani e B. Ruf - Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere
K.R. Payne - Dipartimento di Matematica "F. Enriques", Università degli Studi di Milano
F. E. G. Cipriani - Dipartimento di Matematica "F. Brioschi", Politecnico di Milano
T. Weigel - Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni, Università di Milano Bicocca
G. Savarè - Department of Decision Sciences, Università Bocconi Milano.