Differential Equations and Number Theory
主 题: Differential Equations and Number Theory
报告人: Professor Don Zagier (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn)
时 间: 2016-04-12 15:00 - 16:00
地 点: 理科一号楼 1114(数学所活动）
Differential equations are important not only in physics, analysis, and geometry, but more recently also in number theory. The talk will discuss some of these connections, in particular with modular forms and with questions coming from mirror symmetry. As motivating example throughout we will use the famous numbers introduced by Apery for his proof of the irrationality of $\zeta(3)$.