Event Detail

Event Type: 
Probability Seminar
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 08:00
Location: 
WNGR 285
Abstract: 

The idea of normal numbers dates back to 1909 in a paper by E. Borel. He proved that almost all real numbers are normal. So it would seem that finding a normal number would be easy. It turns out that it is not easy. I will explore the ideas of what numbers are known to be normal and the challenges of trying to prove a specific number is normal. I will also discuss a recent result by R. Isaac that may open the door to proving specific numbers are normal.