November 30, 2021 to December 2, 2021
Le Bois-Marie
Europe/Paris timezone

An Update on Algebraic Hypergeometric Series (Remote)

Dec 1, 2021, 4:50 PM
Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons (Le Bois-Marie)

Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons

Le Bois-Marie

35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette


Maxim Kontsevich (IHES)


Algebraic hypergeometric series in one variable were classified in 1989 by F. Beukers and G. Heckman, in terms of finite complex reflection groups. Recently, K. Penson observed that one of such series is a generating series of a probability density with compact support, given again by an algebraic function. Then together with N. Behr, G. Duchamp and G. Koshevoy, we found that this is a general phenomenon. The proof is an immediate application on an explicit integral by Bateman and Erdélyi.The probability density is so called Meijer’s G-function, which the unique solution of the hypergeometric differential equation with the pure ramification at point 1. I will speak about it, and also on the genus zero property of the corresponding planar algebraic curve.

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