
Peter ChoHo Lam
Department of Mathematics Email: chohol (at) sfu (dot) ca Last Updated: Oct 1, 2018 
About Me
I am currently a fifthyear Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. My supervisors are Stephen Choi and Peter Borwein.
I completed my M.Sc. in the Department of Mathematics in August 2014 at University of Hong Kong, under the supervision of Kai Man Tsang and Yuk Kam Lau. The title of my master thesis is "Primes of the form \(x^2+Dy^2\)".
I completed my B.Sc. in the Department of Mathematics in August 2012 at Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Here is my curriculum vitae.
Research Interests
My research focuses on analytic number theory, especially on problems related to primes. Below are some of the problems I am interested in:
1) (Simultaneous) Prime values of polynomials. For example, given two irreducible binary forms \(F(x, y), G(x, y)\in\mathbb{Z}[x, y]\), are there infinitely many \(\ell, m\in\mathbb{Z}\) such that both \(F(\ell, m), G(\ell, m)\) are primes?
2) Average values of arithmetic functions. That includes, for example,$$\sum_{n\le X}f(n),\hspace{5mm}\sum_{\substack{n\le X\\n\equiv a\pmod q}}f(n), \hspace{5mm}\sum_{X < n \le X+H}f(n), \hspace{5mm}\sum_{n\le X}f(P(n))$$ where \(f\) is some arithmetic function and \(P(n)\) might be a polynomial sequence or the \(n\)th prime \(p_n\), or some combination of both (e.g. \(P(n)=p_n^2+1\)).
3) Analytic methods in other area, e.g. arithmetic geometry, combinatorics.
Publications
 (With Stephen Choi) Gap principle of polynomial sequences, in preparation.
 (With Damaris Schindler, Stanley Xiao) On prime values of binary quadratic forms with a thin variable, submitted. ArXiv
 Primes of the form \(\alpha x^2+\beta xy+\gamma y^2\), submitted for publication.
 (With Tsz Ho Chan, Stephen Choi) Divisibility on the sequence of perfect squares minus one: the gap principle, published in Journal of Number Theory, Volume 184, March 2018, p. 473484. Link
 Representation of Integers Using \(a^2+b^2dc^2\), published in J. Integer Seq., 18 (2015), Article 15.8.6. Link
Data Science
I am currently learning data science and below are some excellent articles I saw:
Text analysis of Trump's tweets confirms he writes only the (angrier) Android half by David Robinson
Did Drought Cause the War in Syria? An R Tutorial by Richard Allen
Deep Learning: An Introduction for Applied Mathematicians by Catherine Higham and Desmond Higham
What is principal component analysis? by Lior Pachter
An Almostidentity for \(\pi\)
Lennart Berggren, Jonathan Borwein and Peter Borwein discovered the following: this is not an identity but is correct to over 42 billion digits:
$$\bigg(\frac{1}{10^5}\sum_{n=\infty}^\infty e^{n^2/10^{10}}\bigg)^2\approx\pi$$The latex display on this page is powered by MathJax. If things do not appear as normal, please let me know via email.