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Seminar

Simple connectivity is complicated: an introduction to the Dehn function September 26, 2011 (04:10PM PDT - 05:10PM PDT)
Location: UC Berkeley, 60 Evans Hall
Speaker(s) Robert Young
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A lot of good math starts by taking an existence theorem and asking How many?'' or How big?'' or How fast''. The best-known example may be the Riemann hypothesis. Euclid proved that infinitely many primes exist, and the Riemann hypothesis describes how quickly they grow.