Speaker: Alex Burstein, Howard University
Date and time: Thursday, October 25, 4-5pm
Place: Phillips 110
Title: Involutions and pseudo-involutions in the Riordan group
Abstract: We define the Riordan group and consider its involutions and pseudo-involutions, as well as A- and B-sequences of Riordan matrices. We then look at one elementary method, via palindromes, for producing pseudo-involutions associated with many well-known combinatorial sequences. This unified approach yields both classical cases and new(er) examples, some with interesting combinatorial interpretations. Finally, we give a combinatorial interpretation of some pseudo-involutions via Parker's generalization of the Carlitz-Scoville-Vaughn theorem. This is joint work with Lou Shapiro.
Thu, October 25, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.