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On a conjecture of Kimoto and Wakayama

Authors: Ling Long, Robert Osburn and Holly Swisher
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 144 (2016), 4319-4327
MSC (2010): Primary 33C20, 11B65; Secondary 11M41
Published electronically: May 6, 2016
MathSciNet review: 3531182
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Abstract: We prove a conjecture due to Kimoto and Wakayama from 2006 concerning Apéry-like numbers associated to a special value of a spectral zeta function. Our proof uses hypergeometric series and $ p$-adic analysis.

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Ling Long
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, 303 Lockett Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Robert Osburn
Affiliation: School of Mathematics and Statistics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Holly Swisher
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University, 368 Kidder Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Received by editor(s): December 1, 2015
Published electronically: May 6, 2016
Additional Notes: The first author was supported by the NSF grant DMS-1303292 and the third author thanks Tulane University for hosting her during this project
Communicated by: Matthew A. Papanikolas
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