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## Marker lecture IV: “Sieving for almost primes and expanders”

20 November, 2008 in math.CO, math.NT, talk, travel | Tags: Alexander Gamburd, almost primes, expander graphs, Jean Bourgain, Marker lecture, Peter Sarnak, sieving | by Terence Tao | 7 comments

In this final lecture in the Marker lecture series, I discuss the recent work of Bourgain, Gamburd, and Sarnak on how arithmetic combinatorics and expander graphs were used to sieve for almost primes in various algebraic sets.

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