Allysa Lumley

CRM

Time:

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:50pm

Location:

https://uci.zoom.us/j/99192240652

We formulate, using heuristic reasoning, precise conjectures for the range of the number of primes in intervals of length  $y$ around $x$, where $y\ll(\log x)^2$. In particular, we conjecture that the maximum grows surprisingly slowly as $y$ranges from $\log x$ to $(\log x)^2$. We will show that our conjectures are somewhat supported by available data, though not so well that there may not be room for some modification. This is joint work with Andrew Granville.