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.