Seminars & Colloquia Calendar
The Proof is in the Pudding Sauce
Lou Gaudet - Rutgers University
Date & time: Friday, 20 April 2018 at 1:40PM - 2:40PM
|Abstract: In 1896, two mathematicians  independently proved the celebrated Prime Number Theorem (PNT), which states that the number of primes at most x is asymptotic to the quantity x/log(x). Just about 120 years later, in 2015, Christopher Schonberger created Hot Ones, an online web series of interviews in which guests must eat exceptionally spicy chicken wings while being interviewed. This Friday, April 20, 2018, I will attempt to marry these two events. Mathematically, I'll be attempting to present a sketch of the proof of the PNT, with some of the details, but more focusing on the intuition and the beautiful ideas and insights behind the constructions. Physically, I'll be attempting to not die from the spice, and to instead suffer with grace and poise. 
Additionally, selected members of the audience have volunteered to eat these wings along with me, since, as we all know, misery loves company. If you wish to be such a volunteer  then please let me know ASAP. I think there's enough for others, while supplies last!
See y'all Friday.
 One was Jacques Salomon Hadamard, and the other was—wait for it—Charles-Jean Étienne Gustave Nicolas Le Vieux, Baron de la Vallée Poussin. It's a good thing they didn't have Net IDs in 1896... I'm looking at you, cjegnlvbvp74.
 "I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing." — Anai?s Nin
 Disclaimer: I will not be responsible for any harm/suffering/damages/regret you may incur due to putting spicy things in your mouth. Rutgers will not be responsible, nor the Pizza Seminar. Only you! You gonna do something like this, then you'll accept the dang consequences! Sheesh.
Chiara Damiolini, Ian Coley and Franco Rota -Charles Weibel Organizer's Page
Wujun Zhang Organizer's webpage
Ziming Shi, Sagun Chanillo, Xiaojun Huang, Chi Li, Jian Song Seminar website Old seminar website
Swastik Kopparty, Sepehr Assadi Seminar webpage
Jeffry Kahn, Bhargav Narayanan, Jinyoung Park Organizer's webpage
Brooke Ogrodnik, Website
Robert Dougherty-Bliss and Doron Zeilberger --> homepage
Paul Feehan, Daniel Ketover, Natasa Sesum Organizer's webpage
Lev Borisov, Emanuel Diaconescu, Angela Gibney, Nicolas Tarasca, and Chris Woodward Organizer's webpage
Jason Saied Seminar webpage
Brian Pinsky, Rashmika Goswami website
Quentin Dubroff Organizer's webpage
James Holland; Organizer website
Edna Jones Organizer's webpage
Brooke Ogrodnik website
Yanyan Li, Zheng-Chao Han, Jian Song, Natasa Sesum Organizer's Webpage
Organizer: Luochen Zhao
Yanyan Li, Zheng-Chao Han, Natasa Sesum, Jian Song Organizer's Page
Lisa Carbone, Yi-Zhi Huang, James Lepowsky, Siddhartha Sahi Organizer's webpage
Simon Thomas website
Kasper Larsen, Daniel Ocone and Kim Weston Organizer's page
Joel Lebowitz, Michael Kiessling
Yanyan Li, Haim Brezis Organizer's Webpage
Stephen D. Miller, John C. Miller, Alex V. Kontorovich, Alex Walker seminar website
Stephen D. Miller
Brooke Ogrodnik, Website
Organizers: Yanyan Li, Z.C. Han, Jian Song, Natasa Sesum
Yael Davidov Seminar webpage
Kristen Hendricks, Xiaochun Rong, Hongbin Sun, Chenxi Wu Organizer's page
Fioralba Cakoni Seminar webpage
Ebru Toprak, Organizer
- Show events from all categories
Special Note to All Travelers
Directions: map and driving directions. If you need information on public transportation, you may want to check the New Jersey Transit page.
Unfortunately, cancellations do occur from time to time. Feel free to call our department: 848-445-6969 before embarking on your journey. Thank you.