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**Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: A Progress Report on an Experimental Mathematics Project

Speaker: **Edinah Gnang**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:00pm

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

Abstract:

Following up on a projects started in the Experimental Mathematics class we uncovered a potentially new Combinatorial approach to investigating properties of Numbers. The approach rests on the observation that numbers can be identified with familiar combinatorial objects namely rooted trees. The bijection between numbers and trees provides some insights into unexpected connexions between Number theory, combinatorics and discrete probability theory.