Prime numbers and Julia sets


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September 8, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Science Center 507
Address: 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Laura DeMarco - Harvard University

Interesting patterns of prime numbers can arise in recursively defined sequences (such as the Fibonacci sequence). For non-linear recursions, there are intriguing connections with complex dynamics and the Mandelbrot set. This is just one of the many ways that Number Theory and Chaotic Dynamical Systems come together. I'll present a few examples and a glimpse into some of my own research in this direction.