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Thu, 14 Oct



MUMS Seminar: From Boxes to Polynomials

Join us on for a fascinating seminar from Maths and Stats students!

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MUMS Seminar: From Boxes to Polynomials

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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: Password: MUMS Date: Thursday 14th October Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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