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Speaker:

Wadim Zudilin
Affiliation:

University of Newcastle/MPI
Date:

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 14:15 - 15:15
Location:

MPIM Lecture Hall
Parent event:

Number theory lunch seminar Diophantine approximations are normally designed for proving the irrationality and linear independence

of numbers.

In my talk, I am interested in a different aspect of rational diophantine approximations to concrete mathematical quantities (namely, to Catalan's constant, $\pi^2$ and $\log2$): the approximations are used as a source of (quite non-trivial!) hypergeometric identities.

The talk is based on joint work in progress with Christian Krattenthaler (Vienna).

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