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Study group on the odd Goldbach conjecture

In Term 1 2016, we are running a study group on the odd Goldbach conjecture (actually a theorem of Vinogradov from 1937, for sufficiently large odd numbers). The goal is to educate ourselves about the ingredients in the proof, and in the process get a general overview of the Hardy--Littlewood circle method and various other techniques in analytic number theory.

Here is the current schedule of speakers:

Week 2

Adam

Introduction/overview of the proof

Week 3

George

The Siegel--Walfisz Theorem, part I

Week 4

Vandita

The Siegel--Walfisz Theorem, part II

Week 5

Chris

The major arc estimate

Week 6

Alessandro

Adding up the major arc contributions

Week 7

Marco

Vaughan's Identity

Week 8

Francesco

The minor arc estimate

Week 9

Mattia

Putting everything together/ what would happen in the binary problem?

Week 10

Nicolas

Extensions (Waring's problem)