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All age talk: Closing the Gap - The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers (Bath Taps into Science Festival)

Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians’ difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety. In this all-age talk, which shares its title with her new book, Vicky will describe recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made. This talk is part of the Minerva Series at the University of Bath.

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Dr Vicky Neale

Vicky is the Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute and Balliol College at the University of Oxford. She is also a Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol. Before working at Oxford Vicky used to be a Senior Teaching Associate in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge, and she was also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.


8 West 1.1 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY

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