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12:15 pm

On badly approximable numbers (Nikolai Moshchevitin, Moscow State University)

February 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm
Emmy Noether Room, Millikan 1021, Pomona College, 610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, California 91711
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It is well known that a real number is badly approximable if and only if the partial quotients in its continued fraction expansion are bounded. Motivated by a recent wonderful paper by Ngoc Ai Van Nguyen, Anthony Poels and Damien Roy (where the authors give a simple alternative solution of Schmidt-Summerer's problem) we found an […]

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3:00 pm

Kenneth Millett (University of California, Santa Barbara)

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Millikan 2099, Pomona College, 610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Gordian Knots According to the legend of Phrygian Gordium, Alexander the Great cut the ``Gordian Knot’’ and eventually went on to rule Asia thereby fulfilling an ancient prophecy.  Where there are several descriptions of the precise nature of the Gordian Knot and Alexander’s action, an explicit mathematical treatment (the theory of thick knots) and the reasons […]

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Ken Millett (UCSB)

February 18 @ 3:00 pm
Millikan 2099, Pomona College, 610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Gordian Knots According to the legend of Phrygian Gordium, Alexander the Great cut the ``Gordian Knot’’ and eventually went on to rule Asia thereby fulfilling an ancient prophecy.  Where there are several descriptions of the precise nature of the Gordian Knot and Alexander’s action, an explicit mathematical treatment (the theory of thick knots) and the reasons […]

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