Graduate Student Seminar: Catalan Numbers

Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 4:15pm
Location: 
111 MSB
Speaker: 
Kyle Maddox (Univ of Missouri)

Abstract: The Catalan numbers are an incredibly pervasive sequence which count many recursive situations, and have been discovered to satisfy many combinatorial interpretations -- over 70 are known. In this talk, I'll give a few interpretations and prove they're counted by the Catalan numbers, as well as mention a few more exotic interpretations.

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