Geometry Seminar - Abstracts


Wednesday 3 October 2018, 16:00-17:00 in HG03.085
Wadim Zudilin (RU)
Many odd zeta values are irrational


Proving that a given number, like the value of Riemann's zeta function \(\zeta(s)\) at an integer \(s\ge2\), is irrational may be challenging. Especially, if \(s\) is an odd integer. In my talk I outline some very recent (from 2018!) developments of the topic, some difficulties involved and some generalisations followed. Hopefully, this is for general mathematics audience, prior knowledge about how to prove that a number is irrational is not required.

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