Distributions of Character Sums
Linfoot Number Theory Seminar
11th March 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fry Building, 2.04
Over the past few decades, there has been a lot of interest in partial sums of Dirichlet characters. Montgomery and Vaughan showed that these character sums remain a constant size on average and, as a result, a lot of work has been done on the distribution of the maximum. In this talk, we will investigate the distribution of these character sums themselves, with the main goal being to describe the limiting distribution as the prime modulus approaches infinity.