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Prime Number Races

by Andrew Granville, Greg Martin

Year of Award: 2007

Award: Lester R. Ford

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 113, (2006), pp. 1-33

Summary: Details the various forms and provides an update of the current research.

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About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, (2006)) Andrew Granville was the Barrow Professor of Mathematics at the University of Georgia before moving, in 2002, to a Canadian Research Chair in number theory at the Universite de Montreal. His awards include the Presidential Faculty Fellowship in mathematics (from President Clinton) in 1994 and the 1995 Hasse Prize of the MAA. He was an invited speaker at the ICM (Zurich, 1994) and a plenary speaker at the Annual Joint Meetings of 1996 and 2002. He helped create the questions for the MAA’s Putnam Exam from 1999 to 2002, and he has served on the scientific advisory panels of MSRI and of the Fields Institute, as well as on prize selection committees, such as for the 2005 Cole Prize.

Greg Martin grew up in Spring, Texas, and attended Stanford University as an undergraduate, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1992. He completed his doctorate in analytic number theory at the University of Michigan in 1997 under the supervision of Trevor Wooley and Hugh Montgomery (and thus may be the only person to have two Salem Prize winners as advisors). After being a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, he took a faculty position at the University of British Columbia in 2001. In addition to playing ultimate and climbing rocks, he is also an avid singer, enjoying both collegiate a cappella and classical music.


Subject classification(s): Number Theory
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008