Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar

Title: Packing densities of permutations

Speaker: Vince Vatter, Rutgers Unviersity

Date: July 12, 2005 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


The packing density of a permutation measures how densely many copies of that permutation may be packed together into a larger permutation. This statistic has been studied extensively since the early 90s when Herb Wilf first formulated it formally, although the progress is still modest. This talk will be an introductory survey of these efforts.