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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 20 February 2018

'Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante', Exhibition curated by Dr Annalisa Cipollone

9:00am to 11:55pm, Palace Green Library, Durham University

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Jessica Enright:

1:00pm, E360

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Erez Nesharim: The t-adic Littlewood conjecture is false

2:00pm, CM301

The Littlewood and the p-adic Littlewood conjectures are famous open problems on the border between number theory and dynamics. In a joint work with Faustin Adiceam and Fred Lunnon we show that the analogue of the p-adic Littlewood conjecture over function fields is false over \mathbb{F}_3((1/t)). The counterexample is given by the series whose coefficients are the regular paper folding sequence, and the method of proof is by reduction to the non vanishing of certain Hankel determinants. The proof is computer assisted and uses substitution tilings of \mathbb{Z}^2 and a generalisation of Dodson's condensation algorithm for computing the determinant of a matrix.

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Mat Collins: Depicting the Divine: The Problem of God in Film and the Ambiguity of Exodus 3 in Exodus: Gods and Kings

4:00pm, Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Food and faith in Medieval Iberia: scientific archaeological approaches to exploring Muslim and Christian diet and economy

4:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre, Dr Michelle Alexander, University of York

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IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Plato's Radical Enquiries

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Fisher House, Ustinov College, Professor Vasilis Politis (Trinity College, Dublin)

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