Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Title: Luigi Cantini and Andrea Sportiello's Beautiful Proof of the Gorgeous Razumov-Stroganov Conjecture

Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


In 1995, Doron Zeilberger famously proved the alternating sign matrix conjecture (given in 1996, a shorter proof by Greg Kuperberg). In 2001, Razumov and Stroganov made an even more amazing conjecture, that has recently been proved by Luigi Cantini and Andrea Sportiello. I will sketch the amazing conjecture and the even more amazing proof, that is based on brilliant ideas of Ben Wieland.