Introduction to decoupling

Introduction to decoupling

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Larry Guth, MIT
Fine Hall 314

Decoupling is a recent development in Fourier analysis which has had several striking applications, both in analytic number theory and in Fourier analysis/PDE.  In this survey talk, I will introduce the question, and say a little about some applications.  Then I will discuss the difficulties of the problem and some of the ideas of the proof.