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When

Start: 10/10/2012 - 4:15pm

End : 10/10/2012 - 5:15pm

End : 10/10/2012 - 5:15pm

Category

Colloquium

Speaker

Radmilla Sazdanovic, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

What does it mean to “compute with diagrams”? With a bit of algebra, the magic of combinatorics and the mysterious Catalan numbers, we will construct a “diagrammatic algebra” and use it to recover some well-known facts about the Chebyshev polynomials. This novel approach, called categorification, provides insight into more complicated algebraic structures as well as inspiration for visual artists.

Where

Millikan 134, Pomona College

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