Colloque des sciences mathématiques du Québec

19 février 2015 de 16 h 00 à 18 h 00 (heure de Montréal/Miami) Sur place

Irrationality proofs, moduli spaces and dinner parties

Colloque par Francis Brown (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette)

After introducing an elementary criterion for a real number to be irrational, I will discuss Apery’s famous result 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.


CRM, UdeM, Pav. André-Aisenstadt, 2920, ch. de la Tour, salle 6214