Thu, 14 Oct|
MUMS Seminar: From Boxes to Polynomials
Join us on for a fascinating seminar from Maths and Stats students!
Time & Location
14 Oct 2021, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
About the Event
MUMS will be hosting a seminar on Thursday 14th October 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm! Fellow Maths and Stats students Gypsy Akhyar, Yifan Guo and Grace Yuan will take you through an area of pure mathematics, in their talk titled “From Boxes to Polynomials". Abstract: In this talk, we will take you on a journey from some ostensibly inauspicious boxes all the way to a sneak peek at the Macdonald polynomials, which were introduced by Ian G. Macdonald in 1987 and have since been an area of great research interest. Symmetric functions are functions that remain the same when interchanging variables. They appear in all sorts of areas in mathematics and have many well known examples, such as the elementary symmetric functions, the Schur functions and the Hall–Littlewood symmetric functions. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a general form that captures them all? Especially when it starts with something as simple as counting boxes? Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/87959242001?pwd=UzIvejNvOWJXbEVoY3M4c3g5RXlidz09 Password: MUMS Date: Thursday 14th October Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm