Polymath5 and the Erdos Discrepancy Problem

By David Lowry

October 9, 2012

Abstract

In this talk, I will examine a few topics related to the Erdos Discrepancy Problem, including some of the progress made towards the problem over a period of three years from the massively collaborative online math group Polymath5, hosted by Tim Gowers. We will not solve the problem, but we will see attempts, generalizations, and related problems encountered.