Ramanujan, partitions, and overpartitions

Speaker: R. Osburn

Time: 2:00PM
Date: Tue 4th September 2007

Location: ENG226

During his lifetime, Ramanujan made many beautiful discoveries ranging from elegant identities and formulas to work which influences modern number theory. In this talk, we discuss his work on the arithmetic of the ordinary partition function, Dyson's rank, and a generalization of partitions called overpartitions. This is joint work with Jeremy Lovejoy (Paris).

(This talk is part of the IMS September Meeting 2007 series.)