Planar algebras: a cornucopia of combinatorics
Vaughan Jones
UC Berkeley
November 7,
4:15pm
refreshments at 3:45pm
2338
ABSTRACT

Although firmly rooted in analysis on infinite dimensional
Hilbert space, planar algebras present a huge variety of
combinatorial problems, including counting planar and less
planar configurations, solving large systems of linear equations,
generating functions, the structure of associative algebras
and the asymptotics of random walks on graphs.
I will give the definition of a planar algebra and
indicate how each of the above problems
is encountered.

Speaker's Contact Info: vfr(atsign)math.berkeley.edu
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