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The secret lives of polynomial identities

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Bruce Reznick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Fri, May 21 2010, 11:00AM

Four borderline-astonishing polynomial identities will be given, and in each case, they will be both derived and "explained" as outcroppings of more profound mathematical phenomena. Because equations don't show up well on the calendar, I've placed them at http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~reznick/52110.pdf