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What connections are there between number theory and partial differential equations?

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closed as not a real question by Andy Putman, Willie Wong, Andrés E. Caicedo, Todd Trimble, Bruce Westbury Mar 30 '11 at 16:53

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This question is way too broad. Can you give some context? – Stanley Yao Xiao Mar 30 '11 at 14:34
This question is better for unless it is sharpened. A sharpened question along these lines may have very interesting answers, though. Here's a paper for you, to give a taste of what's out there: – Jon Bannon Mar 30 '11 at 14:44
May be something like p-adic differential equations may help.(?) – Unknown Mar 30 '11 at 14:49
In addition to Stanley Yao Xiao's suggestion, at best this question should be community wiki. – Willie Wong Mar 30 '11 at 16:05