CARMA COLLOQUIUM Speaker: Dr Ville Merila, CARMA, The University of Newcastle Title: A glimpse at Diophantine approximation of q-series Location: Room V129, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle Time and Date: 4:00 pm, Thu, 17th Nov 2011 Abstract: In this talk I attempt to explain a general approach in proving irrationality and linear independence results for q-hypergeometric series. An explicit Pade construction is introduced with some (quantitative) arithmetic implications for well-known q-mathematical constants. [Permanent link]