Seminars & Colloquia Calendar

Download as iCal file

Experimental Mathematics Seminar

Characterizing Transcendence in Combinatorics

Marni Mishna, Simon Fraser University

Location:  Zoom Link [password: The 20th Catalan number, alias (40)!/(20!*21!), alias 6564120420 ]
Date & time: Thursday, 09 November 2023 at 5:00PM - 6:00PM

The problem of understanding the structure of transcendental objects has fascinated mathematicians for well over a century. Combinatorics provides an intuitive framework to study power series. A combinatorial family is associated to a power series in R{t} via its enumerative generating function wherein the number of objects of size n is the coefficient of t^n. Twentieth century combinatorics and theoretical computer science provided characterizations of classes with rational and algebraic generating functions. Finding natural extensions of these correspondences has been a motivating goal of enumerative combinatorics for several decades. This talk will focus on two well studied classes of transcendental functions: the differentiably finite and differentially algebraic.

Special Note to All Travelers

Directions: map and driving directions. If you need information on public transportation, you may want to check the New Jersey Transit page.

Unfortunately, cancellations do occur from time to time. Feel free to call our department: 848-445-6969 before embarking on your journey. Thank you.