Department of Mathematics Colloquium


Abstract 

In this talk we will give a broad overview of
the Linnik problems concerning the equidistribution of integral points
on homogeneous varieties. One particular example concerns the Heegner
points, which are roots in the complex upperhalf plane of certain
quadratic forms. We will discuss certain ``sparse" equidistribution
problems concerning these points and give an application of an analog
of Linnik's famous theorem on the first prime in an arithmetic
progression.
