I Prefer PI

Date: 04/02/2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00


I will report on my joint work with Doron Zeilberger, about how one can use experimental mathematics and symbolic algebra to measure the irrationality of famous mathematical constants; in particular, about a new world record for PI. There is still some room for a human touch, and this involves some classical number theory (like "Freshman's Dream Identity") and combinatorics of binomial sums. My talk will outline the story behind the scenes.