2017 CMS Winter Meeting

Waterloo, December 8 - 11, 2017

Abstracts        

Coxeter-James Prize

PROF. SABIN CAUTIS, UBC
${N \choose k} = {N \choose N-k}$  [PDF]

We will study this standard high-school binomial identity in greater depth. The resulting ideas, despite their humble beginnings, have lead to a series of advances in diverse areas such as representation theory, algebraic geometry and quantum topology. We survey some of these results and explain how they are all tied together.

Sponsors

Centre de recherches mathématiques Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Fields Institute AARMS: Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences University of Waterloo

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