BIRS workshop: Dynamical Algebraic Combinatorics

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combinatorics dynamical systems

Banff International Research Station

Audience: Researchers in the topic
Conference dates: Mon Oct 19 to Fri Oct 30
Organizers: Tom Roby, James Propp, Jessica Striker, Nathan Williams
Curator: BIRS Programme Coordinator*
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Dynamics is the study of systems that evolve over time. Combinatorics is the study of discrete structures such as binary strings, well-formed expressions in simple languages, data trees, colorings of graphs, etc. In Dynamical Algebraic Combinatorics, we study key parameters associated with these systems as they evolve, which helps us make sense of the underlying dynamics.

The past four years have seen a surge of interest in applying dynamical ideas to combinatorial objects with the use of algebraic techniques, and a 2015 American Institute of Mathematics meeting on dynamical algebraic combinatorics led to several advances, generating excitement among both established combinatorialists and younger researchers. The BIRS workshop on dynamical algebraic combinatorics will capitalize on this momentum by bringing together specialists with an interest in this topic, including but not limited to those who have already made contributions to this emerging subfield, and by encouraging new collaborative ventures.

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