Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: A motivated proof of Gordon's identities
Speaker: Jim Lepowsky, Rutgers University
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 5:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
In joint work with Minxian Zhu, we generalize the "motivated proof" of the Rogers-Ramanujan identities given by G. E. Andrews and R. J. Baxter to provide an analogous "motivated proof" of B. Gordon's generalization of the Rogers-Ramanujan identities. Our main purpose is to provide insight into certain vertex-algebraic structure being developed.