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The inverse sieve problem

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  • UserMiguel Walsh (Buenos Aires)
  • ClockWednesday 20 February 2013, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseMR11, CMS.

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Suppose S in [N]^d is a big set of integer points which is very badly distributed in residue classes for many primes. A remarkable conjecture of Helfgott and Venkatesh asserts that the only way in which this can happen is if the set S is strongly algebraic, in a precise sense. In this talk we will be concerned with this question and how to obtain a positive answer whenever the dimension d is greater than one.

This talk is part of the Discrete Analysis Seminar series.

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