PIMS Number Theory Seminar: Frits Beukers

  • Date: 05/07/2013
  • Time: 14:00
Frits Beukers, Utrecht University

Simon Fraser University


Analytic aspects of hypergeometric functions


The hypergeometric functions of Gauss formed the perfect testing ground for Riemann's ideas on analytic continuation of complex analytic functions. Many properties of hypergeometric functions became evident through the use of the so-called monodromy group. We shall explain these ideas and show some applications. Time permitting, we discuss possibilities to extend these ideas to the several variable setting.

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Location: SFU-Room K9509