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Research

Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 23 November 2017

John Blackman: A Geometric Approach to the p-adic Littlewood Conjecture

1:00pm, CM221

Following the work of Artin and Series, continued fractions can be viewed as geodesics intersecting the Farey triangulation in the upper half plane. One can use this approach to construct geometric multiplication maps of continued fractions, by constructing maps between triangulations of the upper half plane. For specific primes we have been able to show that these triangulations have a common tiling. As a result, one can construct a punctured surface with two triangulations, such that for any geodesic, prime multiplication of a continued fraction can be represented by the map between the cutting sequences of these triangulations. This work has been motivated by a reformulation of the p-adic Littlewood Conjecture; an open problem in Diophantine approximation.

Contact mark.a.powell@durham.ac.uk, andrew.lobb@durham.ac.uk, wilhelm.klingenberg@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Professor Judith Wolfe: Eschatology in Modern European Thought

4:00pm, Palace Green Room 28 (D/PG28), Palace Green, Durham

Contact simon.oliver@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Restructuring Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Dr David Natal Villazala (Vienna)

4:15pm to 5:30pm, History Department (43 North Bailey), Seminar Room 2, Dr David Natal Villazala (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

Contact h.g.foxhallforbes@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Structuring Knowledges: Building the late antique Church: new perspectives of institutional analysis - Seminar

4:15pm to 5:30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, 43 North Bailey, David Natal Villazala (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

Contact h.g.foxhallforbes@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Creative Writing symposium

6:15pm, ER153, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University

Contact catherine.dousteyssier@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.