Prime number theorems for polynomials from homogeneous dynamics

Group Actions, Geometry and Dynamics
Event time: 
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 4:00pm
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.