## Prof. Shanta Laishram

**Affiliation:** Professor of Mathematics, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

**Title of the talk : **Why Primes?

**Abstract:** Primes are building blocks of integers and are quite
mysterious in nature. Understanding primes and their properties has
been a big challenge for mathematicians.In this lecture, I will focus
on some importance of understanding primes and talk about some
applications of prime properties in mathematics and in the modern
world.