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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Durfee symbol congruences and higher rank moments
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:Dr. Karl Mahlburg
Andrews defined k-marked Durfee symbols as a natural, infinite family of combinatorial objects that generalize partitions. He also proved their connection to the Atkin-Garvan rank moments, and used this to prove Ramanujan-type congruences for the smallest parts partition function. This talk explains the k-marked Durfee symbols from an analytic perspective, showing that they give natural examples of quasi-mock theta functions. One key result is that the Durfee symbols satisfy infinite families of congruences, similar to those that have recently been shown for the Andrews-Garvan crank and Dyson's rank.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:08 / 22 / 2007
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm