For x ∈ C, |x | < 1, s ∈ N, let Lis(x) be the s-th polylogarithm of x . We prove that for any non-zero algebraic number α such that |α| < 1, the Q(α)-vector space spanned by 1, Li1(α), Li2(α), . . .… Expand

Abstract Let 𝕂⊂ℂ be a number field. We show how to compute 𝕂-irrationality measures of a number ξ∉𝕂, and 𝕂-nonquadraticity measures of ξ if [𝕂(ξ):𝕂]>2. By applying the saddle point method to a… Expand

Abstract We give a new hypergeometric construction of rational approximations to ζ(4), which absorbs the earlier one from 2003 based on Bailey's 9F8 hypergeometric integrals. With the novel… Expand

We give an outline of a generalization of the Gelfond-Schnirelmann method in elementary number theory. It is related to an integral of Selberg (1944) generalizing the Euler beta integral. The result… Expand

We give a brief account and a simpler proof of a contour integral formula for the Gauss hypergeometric function. Such formula is alternative to Barnes's integral formula and generalizes the first… Expand