Discrete Mathematics and Optimization Seminar

Andrew Granville
Universite de Montreal
Monday November 14th at 4.30pm
Burnside 1205

Title. Anatomical investigations in mathematics

Abstract. A dictionary on the web provides the following definition:
Anatomy (a-nat-o-my) noun: The science of the shape and structure of an organism and the interrelation of
its various parts; a separating and dividing into parts for detailed examination.
In this lecture we will investigate and compare the anatomies of two seemingly rather different
mathematical objects, integers and permutations, and find that they are more alike than they at first appear.