 CARMA NUMBER THEORY SHORT COURSE
 Speaker: Prof Wadim Zudilin, CARMA, The University of Newcastle
 Title: Hilbert's 7th Problem
 Location: Room V205, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
 Dates: 11:00 am, Wed, 4^{th} Apr 2012  4:00 pm, Wed, 4^{th} Apr 2012
 11:00 am  1:30 pm and 2:30 pm  4:00 pm
 Abstract:
The problem posed by Hilbert in 1900 was resolved in the 1930s independently by A. Gelfond and Th. Schneider. The statement is that $a^b$ is transcendental for algebraic $a \ne 0,1$ and irrational algebraic $b$. The aim of the two 2hour lectures is to give a proof of this result using the socalled method of interpolation determinants.
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