Organizers: Alan Zhao, Austin Lei

As the set of primes eludes a global pattern, two approaches to studying their behavior stand out in the literature: sieves manufactured to target certain primes and the probabilistic approach that captures data on the distribution of all primes. In this seminar, we will follow the recent revival of the targeted sieving approach, initiated first by Zhang and quickly after by Maynard.

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## References

- Bounded gaps between primes (Zhang)
- Small gaps between primes (Maynard)
- Large gaps between primes (Maynard)
- Small gaps between Primes or Almost Primes (Goldston-Graham-Pintz-Yildrim)
- Sieves in Number Theory (Greaves)
- Sieve Methods (Richert and Halberstam)
- Opera de Cribro (Friedlander and Iwaniec)
- A Large Sieve for a Class of non-Abelian L-functions (Goldfeld)
- The large sieve and L-functions over finite fields (Kowalski)

## Schedule

We will meet Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. The room location is TBD.