Archiv der Mathematik

, Volume 91, Issue 6, pp 492–504 | Cite as

A p-adic analogue of a formula of Ramanujan



During his lifetime, Ramanujan provided many formulae relating binomial sums to special values of the Gamma function. Based on numerical computations, Van Hamme recently conjectured p-adic analogues to such formulae. Using a combination of ordinary and Gaussian hypergeometric series, we prove one of these conjectures.


Gaussian hypergeometric series supercongruences 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000).

Primary 33C20 Secondary 11S80 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/Switzerland 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversity College DublinBelfield, Dublin 4Ireland

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