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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2021.3
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-144431
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Ouaknine, Joël

Holonomic Techniques, Periods, and Decision Problems (Invited Talk)

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Abstract

Holonomic techniques have deep roots going back to Wallis, Euler, and Gauss, and have evolved in modern times as an important subfield of computer algebra, thanks in large part to the work of Zeilberger and others over the past three decades (see, e.g., [Doron Zeilberger, 1990; Petkovšek et al., 1997]). In this talk, I give an overview of the area, and in particular present a select survey of known and original results on decision problems for holonomic sequences and functions. I also discuss some surprising connections to the theory of periods and exponential periods, which are classical objects of study in algebraic geometry and number theory; in particular, I relate the decidability of certain decision problems for holonomic sequences to deep conjectures about periods and exponential periods, notably those due to Kontsevich and Zagier.
Parts of this exposition draws upon [George Kenison et al., 2021].

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{ouaknine:LIPIcs.MFCS.2021.3,
  author =	{Ouaknine, Jo\"{e}l},
  title =	{{Holonomic Techniques, Periods, and Decision Problems}},
  booktitle =	{46th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2021)},
  pages =	{3:1--3:1},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-201-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{202},
  editor =	{Bonchi, Filippo and Puglisi, Simon J.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/14443},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-144431},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2021.3},
  annote =	{Keywords: Holonomic and hypergeometric sequences, Inequality problems, Continued fractions, Periods}
}

Keywords: Holonomic and hypergeometric sequences, Inequality problems, Continued fractions, Periods
Collection: 46th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 18.08.2021


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