Spring 2009, Thursdays, Milner 216, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: April 30

"  Classical Orthogonal Polynomials and Combinatorics "
  Svetlana Poznanovik  


The subject of orthogonal polynomials is a classical one with important applications in mathematics and physics. The connections with other areas of mathematics are truly impressive: operator theory, complex analysis, approximation theory, numerical analysis, statistical quantum mechanics, special functions, number theory, graph theory, combinatorics, random matrices, stochastic processes, data sorting and compression, Radon transform and computer tomography, etc. In this talk we will explore some connections with combinatorics. No prior knowledge of orthogonal polynomials is required.