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IGERT Seminars will normally be held at 4:00 p.m. in Abelson 229, unless otherwise noted.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4:00 p.m.
Room: Abelson 229, Brandeis University
Speaker: Joel Bellaiche, Brandeis University, Dept. of Mathematics
Title: "Partition Functions in Mathematics"
Abstract: I will first define the partition function p(n) and explain how it appears in various parts of mathematics and in physics. I will then discuss the main open problems, going back to the Indian  mathematician Ramanujan more than a century ago, concerning the arithmetic properties of the partition function.
Host: A. Lawrence