Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 28 Feb 2018 11:00
Ends 28 Feb 2018 12:00
Central European Time
SISSA, Via Bonomea 265, rm 128

In August 1859 the young and still little known Bernhard Riemann presented a paper to the Berlin Academic titled 'On the number of primes less than a given quantity'. In the middle of that paper, Riemann made a guess - remark or conjecture - on the zeros of analytic function which controls the growth of the primes. Mathematics has never been the same since.
The seminar presents the captive story behind this problem, which still remains one of the most famous unsolvable problems in mathematics, and show how progress can be made on its solution employing ideas and methods which come physics, i.e. from the stochastic world of random walks and alike.