The latest talk in the Mathematics Colloquium Series will convey the richness and diversity of the famous Catalan numbers sequence (1, 1, 2, 5, 14, 42, 132…). This sequence is perhaps the most ubiquitous and intriguing one arising in combinatorics.
“Some Catalan Musings”
Richard P. Stanley, Ph.D. (University of Miami distinguished scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Wednesday, March 25
Mailman-Hollywood Building Auditorium
The speaker has written a monograph on Catalan numbers including 214 combinatorial interpretations. He will give a sampling of items from this monograph including the history of Catalan numbers, combinatorial interpretations, and connections with other areas of mathematics.
About the Series
Hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology, the Mathematics Colloquium Series aims to increase awareness of mathematics’ importance and applications in daily life. The series also gives mathematics faculty members and students the opportunity to discuss independent research and share their passion for the subject.