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Christian Krattenthaler: Chen Wang's proof of the Borwein Conjecture

Time: Thu 2020-02-27 10.00 - 10.50

Location: Institut Mittag-Leffler, Seminar Hall Kuskvillan

Lecturer: Christian Krattenthaler, University of Vienna


The Borwein Conjecture is a famous conjecture in partition theory. A student of mine, Chen Wang, gave a proof last year. In the talk I explain the conjecture and what was known about it. Then I sketch the main ideas of the proof. (They are not combinatorial but rather analytic.) I conclude by listing some further open problems of similar flavour.

Belongs to: Department of Mathematics
Last changed: Feb 20, 2020