Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Krishnan Rajkumar, SC&SS, JNU

Title: Apery's theorem and a continued fraction of Ramanujan

Speaker: Krishnan Rajkumar, SC&SS, JNU

Where: Room 111, School of Physical Sciences (SPS)

We will discuss Apéry's "miraculous" proof of the irrationality of ζ(3) as well as the claim that Apéry's constructions were motivated from a "table" of Ramanujan. We will then present a method of deriving certain continued fractions in Ramanujan's notebooks that also provides a proof of Apéry's theorem.

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