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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

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Title:Algebraic hypergeometric functions
Seminar:Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker:Frits Beukers, Utrecht University
Hypergeometric functions (in one and several variables) are classical functions which occur at many places in mathematics and mathematical physics. We shall be interested in hypergeometric functions which are at the same time algebraic in their arguments. This subject started in 1873 with the work of H.A. Schwarz. In this lecture we discuss a number of examples, introduce a general class of several variable hypergeometric functions, the so-called GKZ-functions, and describe a combinatorial criterion for their alegebraicity.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:05 / 01 / 2008
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm