# 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) |