Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:****Andrew Baxter**, Rutgers University, baxter{at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Lara Pudwell**, Rutgers University, lpudwell {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Parallels between Involutions and General Permutations

Speaker: **Aaron Jaggard**, DIMACS

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

We discuss different combinatorial ways in which the involutions in the symmetric group resemble the symmetric group as a whole. Of particular interest are results about pattern avoidance by involutions that parallel previously known results for pattern avoidance by general permutations.