Event time:

Monday, February 19, 2024 - 4:00pm

Location:

KT205

Speaker:

Katharine Woo

Speaker affiliation:

Princeton University

Event description:

The Bateman-Horn conjecture gives a prediction for how often an irreducible polynomial takes on prime values. In this talk, I will discuss the proof of Bateman-Horn for two new polynomials – the determinant polynomial on nxn matrices and the determinant polynomial on nxn symmetric matrices. A key tool in the proof is the input of homogeneous dynamics to count the number of integral points on level sets. This talk is based on joint work with Giorgos Kotsovolis.