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RISC Talk Announcement

Speaker: Prof. Michael Singer, North Carolina State University, USA
Title: Groups and the Gamma Function
Date: 30.10. 2017   13:30--14:30
Location: RISC Seminar room
Abstract: 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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