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Risc Colloquium

Prof. Michael Singer: Groups and the Gamma Function
When Oct 30, 2017
from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Seminar room castle
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In 1887, Hölder proved that the Gamma function, defined by the difference equation y(x+1) = x y(x), satisfies no nonzero polynomial differential equation with complex coefficients. In this talk I will describe a Galois theory that allows one to reprove this result and as well as new results concerning solutions of higher order difference equations.

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