What is the sum

Presented by ANU College of Science

Event topic

Science

Type of event

Immersion activity

Who should attend

Undergraduate

Times

10–11am

Location

CS/MSI Building, Tutorial Room 1 (view in map)

Meet the presenters

Senior lecturer, Mathematical Institute of Science, ANU

What is the sum of 1/1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + 1/16 + ...?

I'll tell the story of this question and its remarkable answer (which amazingly involves Pi = 3.14…).

This will take us to the theory of prime numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis, perhaps the most important unsolved question in mathematics.

No knowledge of university-level mathematics will be required!

Meet the presenters

Senior lecturer, Mathematical Institute of Science, ANU

Meet the presenters

Senior lecturer, Mathematical Institute of Science, ANU