Date & Time: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 16:00-17:00.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Speaker: M. Ram Murty, Queen's University

Title: New directions in Sieve Theory

Abstract: We give a survey of the development of sieve theory and highlight recent advances of Zhang, Maynard and Tao on the bounded gaps between primes. We also report on some recent work with Akshaa Vatwani formulating a general higher rank Selberg sieve that leads to new results.