## Number Theory Seminar: Jason Bell

• Date: 10/11/2012
Lecturer(s):
Location:

University of British Columbia

Topic:

On a problem about Mahler functions

Description:

Let K be a field of characteristic zero and let k and l be two multiplicatively independent positive integers. We prove the following result: a power series F(x) in K[[x]] satisfies both a k- and a l-Mahler type functional equation if and only if it is a rational function. This proves conjecture of Loxton and van der Poorten. This is joint work
with Boris Adamczewski.

Other Information:

Location: ESB 2012