ALGEBRAIC COMBINATORICS SEMINAR

845 PATTERSON OFFICE TOWER

SPRING 2004 SCHEDULE

January 16, 2004

Professor Min Yan

"Positive Hopf Algebras and the Set Theoretical Yang-Baxter Equation"

February 2, 2004

Professor Steve Seif

"Dichotomy or not to be- that is the question! Computational complexity and finite algebras"

February 9, 2004

Sergey Kitaev

"On some famous sequences"

February 23, 2004

Todorka Nedeva

"Generalizations and Extensions of the Möbius Function"

Keith Kohrs

"Domino Tilings"

March 5, 2004

Michael Slone

"An Euler relation for valuations on polytopes"

March 8, 2004

Kathy Sharrow

"A characterization theorem for volume"

March 12, 2004 (1 pm!)

Phil Busse

"Lecture Hall Partitions"

SPRING BREAK

March 22, 2004

Pamela Ard

"Lattice Paths and Determinants"

March 26, 2004

John Rotramel

"Some Aspects of Hankel Matrices in Coding Theory and Combinatorics"

March 29, 2004 (11 am! 945 POT!)

Tom Carlile

"Total Positivity of Matrices: Two Combinatorial Approaches"

April 2, 2004

Neil Moore

"Pattern Avoidance"

April 5, 2004

NO SEMINAR

April 9, 2004

Adam Feldhaus

"Kinematic Formulas for Finite Vector Spaces"

April 12, 2004

Matt Brown

"Anything but Checkmate: The q-analogue of non-taking rook configurations in a given chessboard"

April 16, 2004

Shawn Clift

"Catalan Numbers and q-analogs"

DOCTORAL DEFENSE

April 19, 2004

Matt Menzel

"Generalized Sewing Constructions for Polytopes"

April 21, 2004

Scott Godefroy

"Invariant valuations on `star-shaped' sets"

April 23, 2004

Daniel Kiteck

"Ehrhart polynomials"

April 26, 2004

Tricia Muldoon

"Supersolvable Lattices and Sn EL-labellings"

April 30, 2004

John Eveland

"A Continuous Analogue to Sperner's Theorem"

If you wish to be added to the seminar list, please e-mail Margaret Readdy at readdy (at) ms.uky.edu