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Consortium Distinguished Lecture Series
Andrei Okounkov

Enumerative Geometry and Special Functions

Andrei Okounkov, Samuel Eilenberg Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University European Mathematics Society Prize, 2004 Fields Medal, 2006

Thursday, February 8 & Friday, February 9, 2024, 4pm

Ungar Bldg, Room 528B

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Abstract: Special functions are Like threads which hold together many different pages of the history of mathematics. Functions that were important in mathematics and mathematical physics of the two previous centuries find new interpretations and important generalizations in the current research, including current research in enumerative geometry and number theory. In these two lectures, I will try to give an accessible introduction to some old and new ideas in the subject.