College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

# Department of Mathematics

## S.I.G.M.A. Seminar

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Title: Bernoulli numbers
Speaker: Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
Time: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm
Place: MONT 111Abstract: The Bernoulli numbers are a sequence of rational numbers that start out as 1, -1/2, 1/6, 0, -1/30, ... and first arose in formulas for the sum of powers of the first $n$ integers. They later found applications in number theory, numerical analysis, differential topology, Lie theory, and physics. We will explain what the Bernoulli numbers are and discuss some of their applications.

Organizer: Phanuel Mariano