On the supercongruence conjectures of van Hamme
© Swisher. 2015
Received: 10 April 2015
Accepted: 3 August 2015
Published: 15 October 2015
In 1997, van Hamme developed \(p\)–adic analogs, for primes p, of several series which relate hypergeometric series to values of the gamma function, originally studied by Ramanujan. These analogs relate truncated sums of hypergeometric series to values of the \(p\)–adic gamma function, and are called Ramanujan-type supercongruences. In all, van Hamme conjectured 13 such formulas, three of which were proved by van Hamme himself, and five others have been proved recently using a wide range of methods. Here, we explore four of the remaining five van Hamme supercongruences, revisit some of the proved ones, and provide some extensions.