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Euler-Mahonian Statistics via Polyhedral GeometryAlgebra & Discrete Mathematics
|Speaker: ||Ben Braun, University of Kentucky|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Tue, May 15 2012, 2:10PM|
A variety of descent and major-index statistics have been defined for symmetric groups, hyperoctahedral groups, and their generalizations. Typically associated to pairs of such statistics is an Euler-Mahonian distribution, a bivariate generating function identity encoding these statistics. We use techniques from polyhedral geometry to establish new multivariate generalizations for many of the known Euler-Mahonian distributions. The original bivariate distributions are then straightforward specializations of these multivariate identities. A consequence of these new techniques are bijective proofs of the equivalence of the bivariate distributions for various pairs of statistics. This is joint work with Matthias Beck.