Talk: Supercongruences for Apéry-like numbers (Bristol)

Supercongruences for Apéry-like numbers (Bristol)

Date: 2014/07/09
Occasion: 2nd EU-US Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics
Place: University of Bristol, GB


Apéry-like numbers are special integer sequences, going back to Beukers and Zagier, which are modelled after and share many of the properties of the numbers that underlie Apéry's proof of the irrationality of \(\zeta(3)\). Among their remarkable properties are connections with modular forms and so-called supercongruences of various types, some of which remain conjectural. We discuss these congruences and report on new perspectives and recent progress. This talk includes joint work with Robert Osburn and Brundaban Sahu.


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