### DIMACS - RUTGERS EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:**
**Matthew Russell**, Rutgers University, russell2 {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu)
** Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Good Variation Theory: an Experimental Approach to the Riemann Hypothesis

Speaker: **Benoit Cloitre**, Paris

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

In this talk I will summarize 5 years of experimental research aiming to develop the theory of functions of good variation (FGV). I will start from the first insight in 2010, prove the simplest case related to affine functions and describe how some very recent conjectures encapsulate the Grand Riemann Hypothesis. Several graphics will support the claims and no deep prior knowledge in number theory is necessary.

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~russell2/expmath/