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This site is currently hosting\n\nupdates on my mathematical research;\nexpository articles (such as my articles for the Princeton Companion to Mathematics, or for the tricks wiki);\ndiscussion of open problems;\ntalks that I have given or attended (such as the Distinguished Lectures Series at UCLA);\nmy advice on mathematical careers and mathematical writing;\ninformation about my books;\nmy lecture notes on ergodic theory, on the Poincar conjecture, on random matrices, on graduate real analysis (245B and 245C), and on higher order Fourier analysis;\na campaign to support mathematics, statistics, and computing at the University of Southern Queensland;\nand various other topics, usually related to mathematics.\nWhile most of the posts are aimed at those with a graduate maths background, I will also occasionally have a number of non-technical posts aimed at a lay mathematical audience. My selection of topics is guided by my own personal taste; I do not take requests for specific topics to post about on this blog.

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In the winter quarter (starting January 5) I will be teaching a graduate topics course entitled “An introduction to analytic prime number theory“. As the name suggests, this is a course covering many of the analytic number theory techniques used to study the distribution of the prime numbers . I will list the topics I […]

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The wave equation is usually expressed in the form where is a function of both time and space , with being the Laplacian operator. One can generalise this equation in a number of ways, for instance by replacing the spatial domain with some other manifold and replacing the Laplacian with the Laplace-Beltrami operator or adding […]

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I’ve just uploaded to the arXiv my paper “The Elliott-Halberstam conjecture implies the Vinogradov least quadratic nonresidue conjecture“. As the title suggests, this paper links together the Elliott-Halberstam conjecture from sieve theory with the conjecture of Vinogradov concerning the least quadratic nonresidue of a prime . Vinogradov established the bound and conjectured that for any […]

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The prime number theorem can be expressed as the assertion as , where is the von Mangoldt function. It is a basic result in analytic number theory, but requires a bit of effort to prove. One “elementary” proof of this theorem proceeds through the Selberg symmetry formula where the second von Mangoldt function is defined […]

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