#### Event Title

Some Catalan Musings

#### Description

The latest talk in the Mathematics Colloquium Series will convey the richness and diversity of the famous Catalan numbers sequence (1, 1, 2, 5, 14, 42, 132…). This sequence is perhaps the most ubiquitous and intriguing one arising in combinatorics.

The speaker has written a monograph on Catalan numbers including 214 combinatorial interpretations. He will give a sampling of items from this monograph including the history of Catalan numbers, combinatorial interpretations, and connections with other areas of mathematics.

#### Date of Event

March 25, 2015 12 - 1:00 PM

#### Location

Mailman-Hollywood Building Auditorium, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale (main campus)

#### NSU News Release Link

http://nsunews.nova.edu/mathematics-colloquium-speaker-from-mit-to-discuss-catalan-numbers-sequence-march-25/

Some Catalan Musings

Mailman-Hollywood Building Auditorium, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale (main campus)

The latest talk in the Mathematics Colloquium Series will convey the richness and diversity of the famous Catalan numbers sequence (1, 1, 2, 5, 14, 42, 132…). This sequence is perhaps the most ubiquitous and intriguing one arising in combinatorics.

The speaker has written a monograph on Catalan numbers including 214 combinatorial interpretations. He will give a sampling of items from this monograph including the history of Catalan numbers, combinatorial interpretations, and connections with other areas of mathematics.

https://nsuworks.nova.edu/mathematics_colloquium/ay_2014-2015/events/2

## Presenter Bio

Richard P. Stanley has a Ph.D. and is a Distinguished Scholar at University of Miami