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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — 1:30 PM EDT

Leo Goldmakher, University of Toronto

“Bounds on the least quadratic nonresidue”

Attaining strong bounds on the least quadratic nonresidue (mod p) is a classical problem, with a history stretching back to Gauss. The approach which has led to the best results uses character sums, objects which are ubiquitous in analytic number theory. I will discuss character sums, their connection to the least nonresidue, and some recent work of myself and J. Bober (University of Bristol) on a promising new approach to the problem.

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MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
5136B
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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