PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Introduction to Hypergeometric Functions
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:V. Retakh, Rutgers University
Abstract:
The theory of hypergeometric functions started more than 300 years ago and continues to bring us more and more surprises. Hypergeometric functions and their close relatives, special functions, appear almost everywhere (in Analysis, Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory, Theoretical Physics) and always in the heart of the matter. The classical theory of hypergeometric functions (mostly in one variable) was developed by Euler, Gauss, and other greats. The modern theory of hypergeometric functions of several variables was started around 1985 by B. Dwork, I. Gelfand, M. Sato and their schools. It found striking applications to modern physics including the mirror symmetry. In this talk I will try to present an elementary approach to hypergeometric functions.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:10 / 23 / 2008
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm