Mathematical Essays in honor of Gian-Carlo Rota

In April of 1996 an array of mathematicians converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Rotafest and Umbral Calculus Workshop, two con­ ferences celebrating Gian-Carlo Rota's 64th birthday. It seemed appropriate when feting one of the world's great combinatorialists to have the annivers...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Sagan, Bruce E. (Editor), Stanley, Richard P. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston, MA Birkhäuser Boston 1998, 1998
Series:Progress in Mathematics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In April of 1996 an array of mathematicians converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Rotafest and Umbral Calculus Workshop, two con­ ferences celebrating Gian-Carlo Rota's 64th birthday. It seemed appropriate when feting one of the world's great combinatorialists to have the anniversary be a power of 2 rather than the more mundane 65. The over seventy-five par­ ticipants included Rota's doctoral students, coauthors, and other colleagues from more than a dozen countries. As a further testament to the breadth and depth of his influence, the lectures ranged over a wide variety of topics from invariant theory to algebraic topology. This volume is a collection of articles written in Rota's honor. Some of them were presented at the Rotafest and Umbral Workshop while others were written especially for this Festschrift. We will say a little about each paper and point out how they are connected with the mathematical contributions of Rota himself
Physical Description:XIV, 466 p online resource
ISBN:9781461241089