### DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar

Title: Some Analytic Results For Generating Functions

Speaker: **Ross Berkowitz**, Rutgers University

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:10pm

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

At the start of his book, Herb Wilf said "A generating function is a clothesline on which we hang up a sequence of numbers for display". However, he also knew that the generating function was more than a merely a formal object. I will talk about some ways in which the analytic properties of generating functions relate to their associated sequences.

See: http://math.rutgers.edu/~klm296/GCS/index.html