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Irrationality proofs, moduli spaces, and dinner parties

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  • UserFrancis Brown (University of Oxford)
  • ClockTuesday 26 January 2016, 14:15-15:15
  • HouseMR13.

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After introducing an elementary criterion for a real number to be irrational, I will discuss Apery’s famous theorem proving the irrationality of zeta(3). Then I will give an overview of subsequent results in this field, and finally propose a simple geometric interpretation based on a classical dinner party game.

This talk is part of the Number Theory Seminar series.

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