This talk will retrace the main steps of the modern theory of prime numbers and in particular how the combinatorial sieve combined with the Dirichlet series theory to give birth to the modern representation of the primes via a linear combination of terms, some of which being "linear", while the other ones are "bilinear". This will lead us to the recent developments of Green \& Tao, Mauduit \& Rivat, Tao, Helfgott, and Bourgain, Sarnak \& Ziegler.
SMS Seminar Room
Professor Olivier Ramare
CNRS / Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille
Emergence and Relevance of Bilinear Form Decomposition