Oct 20

Math/Stats Colloquium: James Sellers

A talk by James Sellers (University of Minnesota Duluth)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm / Zoom

Speaker: James Sellers (University of Minnesota Duluth)

Title: On Euler’s Partition Theorem Relating Odd-Part Partitions and Distinct-Part Partitions

Abstract: In the mid-18th century, Leonhard Euler single-handedly began the serious study of integer partitions and made fundamental contributions to the area for the next few decades. In particular, he proved a remarkable result which says that the number of partitions of the integer n into distinct parts equals the number of partitions of n into odd parts. My goal in this talk is to discuss Euler's impressive work on partitions, including snapshots of historical (original) publications of Euler, and then to describe numerous 20th and 21st century results which spring from Euler's original result. The talk will be self-contained and geared for both students and faculty alike.

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Sponsored by Mathematics and Statistics Events. Contact: Sue Jandro