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CATEGORIES:Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series
SUMMARY:Motion\, monodromy and asymptotics: Rothschild Lec
ture - Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney)
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URL:http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/184178
DESCRIPTION:Felix Klein said that the study of new transcenden
tal functions defined by differential equations wa
s "the central problem of the whole of modern math
ematics". The same impetus drove the search that l
ed to differential equations called the Painlev&ea
cute\; equations\, more than a century ago. The su
btle properties of their solutions are still being
discovered and new applications are growing in ph
ysics. The solutions of the discrete Painlev&eacut
e\; equations show tantalizingly similar propertie
s\, but the study of these transcendental function
s remains far from complete.\nIn this talk\, I wil
l give an overview of three major mathematical thr
eads in this area\, which starts with dynamics of
planets\, the study of linear differential and dif
ference equations\, and gives a glimpse of the geo
metry underlying these alluring equations. At the
end\, I will briefly mention some new work with Pi
eter Roffelsen (Sydney) on the solutions of the q-
discrete version of the sixth Painlevé\; equ
ation.
LOCATION:Seminar Room 1\, Newton Institute
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