Richard P. Stanley

Professor of Mathematics

On January 15, 2018, I became officially retired from M.I.T. I am continuing as an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami during the spring semester (January-April). During the remainder of the year I am at M.I.T.

Richard P. Stanley
Department of Mathematics UB547
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124

phone: 305-284-4237

Address during May-November:

Department of Mathematics 2-380
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

phone: (617) 253-7930
fax: (617) 253-4358
e-mail: rstan (at

Curriculum vitae (abbreviated)

Recent papers

List of papers. Most of these papers are now available as pdf files, thanks to the efforts of (1) Arthur L. B. Yang (杨立波) and his colleagues at the Center for Combinatorics, Nankai University, (2) Shirley Entzminger, and (3) Darij Grinberg.

Transparencies from recent talks (beginning 1997)

Enumerative Combinatorics : Some information on a two-volume book I have written.

Catalan Numbers: a monograph on Catalan numbers published by Cambridge University Press on March 26, 2015 (Errata and Addenda)

Hyperplane arrangements: lecture notes for graduate students.

Bijective proof problems: a list of almost 250 problems on bijective proofs, with around 27 open problems (version of 18 August 2009). Solutions to many of these problems, compiled by S. Dimitrov, L. Grisales, R. Posada, and M. Schleppy, are available here.

Algebraic Combinatorics: information on an undergraduate textbook, including errata and online Chapter 13 entitled "A glimpse of combinatorial commutative algebra"

Conversational Problem Solving, a dialogue between a professor and eight undergraduate students at a summer problem-solving camp, loosely based on my own experience teaching the problem-solving seminars 18.S34 and 18.A34 at M.I.T. Errata.