PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Yakov Pesin, Kirsten Eisentraeger.

Title:The Fibonacci Zeta Function
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Ram Murty, Queens University
Abstract:
The Fibonacci zeta function is the sum of the reciprocals of the k-th powers of the Fibonacci numbers. It is conjectured that all of these values are transcendental numbers for k=1, 2, ... However, this known only for even values of k. Surprisingly, the problem takes us into the world of modular forms, elliptic functions and modern transcendence theory. In this talk, we give a short survey of this fascinating chapter in number theory.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:09 / 08 / 2011
Time:04:00pm - 05:00pm