Alternating Sign Matrices (ASMs)

Speaker: Nimisha Pahuja

Date: 27th March 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 09:15 pm-10:15 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics


ASMs are a class of square matrices in combinatorics. The formula enumerating all nxn ASMs was conjectured in 1983 and it took nearly two decades to find a bijective proof for the identity. In this talk, I will briefly go over the proof and will discuss a few of the many objects like plane partitions, fully packed loops etc. which are in bijection with ASMs. Further, I will give some of their applications.

Prerequisites: Basic Linear Algebra and elementary ideas about bijections and recursions.

Area: Combinatorics

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