|DATE||March 25 (Mon), 2019|
|HOST||P. Murillo, Plinio G.|
|TITLE||[GS_M_All] Three W's Seminar: Dilogarithm function and applications|
The dilogarithm function is a special function of a single variable. It appears in several different contexts of mathematics, such as algebraic K-theory, hyperbolic geometry, cluster algebras and mathematical physics. I will explain the basic properties of the dilogarithm function, with a focus on the functional identities satisfied by it, and its applications to computing volumes of hyperbolic 3-manifolds.