Zariski-density of exceptional sets for hypergeometric functions Academic Article uri icon


  • We extend the results of Desrousseaux in [10], [11], [12]. In those papers an exceptional set was constructed for the Appell-Lauricella hypergeometric functions associated to rational ball tuples. The definition of this set requires quite subtle conditions necessary for the application of the Andr-Oort conjecture. In this paper, we show that generalizations of the Andr-Oort conjecture by Pink [20] lead to similar results for a more natural exceptional set, namely the set of algebraic points at which the function takes algebraic values. Desrousseaux's exceptional set is in general a proper subset of this set. Walter de Gruyter 2008.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Desrousseaux, P., Tretkoff, M. D., & Tretkoff, P.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Desrousseaux, Pierre-Antoine||Tretkoff, Marvin D||Tretkoff, Paula

publication date

  • March 2008