The annual Coulter McDowell Lecture will take place on Wednesday 8 November 2017 in the Windsor Building Auditorium
5.30pm for pre-lecture reception: 6.15pm – 7.00pm lecture
Guest speaker Dr Julia Wolf
Heilbronn Reader in Combinatorics and Number Theory
School of Mathematics, University of Bristol
Prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians and amateur numberphiles alike for millennia. They underlie modern-day cryptography and continue to be the subject of much research (and some speculation). In this talk we will look at a handful of open problems concerning the primes which all involve taking differences.