Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department Colloquium


Florian Richter (Northwestern University)

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m.  Place: Online (via Zoom)

Speaker: Florian Richter (Northwestern University)

Title: Dynamical generalizations of the Prime Number Theorem and disjointness of additive and multiplicative actions.

Abstract: One of the fundamental challenges in number theory is to understand the intricate way in which the additive and multiplicative structures in the integers intertwine. We will explore a dynamical approach to this topic. After introducing a new dynamical framework for treating questions in multiplicative number theory, we will present an ergodic theorem which contains various classical number-theoretic results, such as the Prime Number Theorem, as special cases. This naturally leads to a formulation of an extended form of Sarnak's Mobius randomness conjecture, which deals with the disjointness of actions of (N,+) and (N,*). This talk is based on joint work with Vitaly Bergelson.

Florian Richter is a Boas Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2018 under the supervision of Vitaly Bergelson. He received The Elizabeth Clay Howald Presidential Fellowship and Louise B.C. Vetter award for excellence in research from Ohio State. He works on dynamical systems, combniatorics and number theory.