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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:The Ehrenpreis Rogers-Ramanujan Problem Revisited
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:George Andrews, Penn State
Abstract:
The late Leon Ehrenpreis asked in 1987 if one could prove that the number of partitions of n into parts congruent to 1 or 4 mod 5 is always at least as large as the number with parts congruent to 2 or 3 mod 5 WITHOUT using the Rogers-Ramanujan identities. Subsequently Baxter and I gave a "sort of" solution to the problem, and Kevin Kadell gave a complete solution in 1999. In this talk I will give some of the history and discuss a new method for dealing with such problems.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:12 / 07 / 2010
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm