We engage in a leisurely discussion / exploration of exciting, accessible, and significant mathematical achievements and open problem. The mathematical tea times are open anyone who is interested in higher mathematics (including faculty and students not formally affliated with the Mathematics departement). The meetings are teas and not formal classes or lectures. They are coordinated by Christopher Simons.

2005-2006

- Prime number races (Student leader: Lucas Willis)
- Projective planes and finite geometries (Student Leader: Laura Doot)
- The spectacular Green-Tao theorem on the arithmetic progression of primes (and a 2006 Field's medal?)! (Student Leader: Ed Greve)

- It
is easy to determine whether a given integer is prime, Andrew
Granville, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**42**(2005), 3-38. - Primes in P,
Agrawal, M.; Kayal, N.; and Saxena, N (2002)

- Carmichael
numbers

- Prime polynomial systems
- Matijasevic unbelievable polynomial
- P
= NP?