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2006 HMC Mathematics Conference on Enumerative Combinatorics

General Information

The Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College hosted the eighth annual Harvey Mudd College Mathematics Conference (previously known as the Mt. Baldy Mathematics Conference) on Saturday, October 7, 2006. The topic this year was enumerative combinatorics.

Keynote speakers discussed new developments and applications of enumerative combinatorics. Speakers made the first portion of their talks accessible to a general mathematical audience so we encouraged anyone who wished to learn more about research in this area to attend.

The conference was sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College with support from the National Science Foundation. The organizer was Arthur Benjamin.

Conference Poster

Conference Poster (8.5" x 11", 11" x 17").

Speakers and Schedule

8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Welcome and introductory remarks (Galileo Hall)
9:15 AM
George E. Andrews (Pennsylvania State University)
Partition Analysis and the Search for Modular Forms (abstract)
10:15 AM
Poster session and refreshments
11:00 AM
Igor Pak (MIT)
MacMahon's Master Theorem (abstract)
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Carla D. Savage (North Carolina State University)
The Binomial Essence of Lecture Hall Partitions (abstract)
3:00 PM
Poster session and refreshments
3:45 PM
Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers University)
Beautiful and Insightful Computer-Generated Bijective Proofs (abstract)

Pre-Conference Special--Additional Talks on Friday, October 6

In addition to our main conference program, we will have two additional talks on Friday, October 6, that will have strong appeal to students. Both talks will take place in the Galileo Halls at Harvey Mudd College.

1:15 PM
Igor Pak (MIT)
The Nature of Partition Bijections (abstract)
4:15 PM
Ken Ono (University of Wisconsin)
Freeman Dyson's Challenge for the Future: The Story of Ramanujan's Mock Theta Functions (abstract)