Geometry Seminar - Abstracts


Monday 12 December, 16:00 - 17:00 in HG03.085
Wadim Zudilin (University of Newcastle / Radboud Universiteit)
Hypergeometry and modular Calabi-Yau manifolds


Hypergeometry happens to record a lot of arithmetic information about manifolds. In my talk I will outline this connection for some instances of modular (rigid) Calabi--Yau manifolds whose periods are expressed in terms of hypergeometric functions. In particular, I will explain what "hypergeometry" and "modularity" means in this context.

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