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Spring 2017 add/drop begins November 26, 2016. Students who are unable to request or add a Math class should submit the Spring 2017 Math Course Survey.
Sign ups for Credit by Exam, End of Fall 2016
MONDAY, December 5, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM an 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, December 6, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM an 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, December 7, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM an 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
New Change of Major Policy. Next Open Period: December 19,2016 - January 27, 2017
The Putnam Mathematical Competition with be held 10:00am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm on Saturday, December 3.
Featured ResearchNick Loehr - Dr. Loehr's research areas are bijective and algebraic combinatorics. The main problem in bijective combinatorics is to prove that two finite sets have the same size by exhibiting a specific one-to-one correspondence between them. Some of the most elegant proofs in mathematics occur in this field. The illustration depicts a colored, directed tree growing around a cylinder. This tree appears in a bijective proof of a recently discovered identity in the theory of integer partitions.
Algebraic combinatorics deals with the interplay between combinatorics and certain areas of abstract algebra, including representation theory, symmetric functions, Lie algebras, and algebraic geometry. An intricate combinatorial calculus has been developed for computing with symmetric functions and related constructs by drawing and operating on suitable pictures of partitions, tableaux, parking functions, lattice paths, etc. Quantum analogues of these combinatorial objects lead to deep results about Macdonald polynomials, the Bergeron-Garsia nabla operator, Hilbert schemes, and more.