Ramanujan-like series and String Theory

Speaker: Dr. Jesús Guillera (Universidad de Zaragoza)

Time: 3:00PM
Date: Wed 23rd February 2011

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room

Beginning in 2002 I have discovered formulas for 1/π2 which are similar to Ramanujan-type series for 1/π and I have proved some of them by the WZ-method. In this talk I will show how to find this kind of series by solving certain equations for some special rational values of a parameter. Curiously, our equations involve functions which are well known to Superstring physicists.

(This talk is part of the K-Theory, Quadratic Forms and Number Theory series.)