Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Washington University in St Louis
Abstract: 

I will describe the hidden role of algebraic geometry and K-theory in Apery's famous 1978 irrationality proof, and (time permitting) explain how the same technique applies to the computation of Feynman
amplitudes in physics.