Lectures:  MW 5:106:30pm, MSB 3106
CRN 29278 
Instructor:  Anne Schilling, MSB 3222, phone: 5542326,
anne@math.ucdavis.edu
Office hours: after class or by appointment 
Text:  The course will not strictly follow a particular texts. Some useful references are:

Computing:  During class, I will illustrate some results using the open source computer algebra system Sage. When you follow the link, you can try it out yourself using Sage Online Notebook, or you can make an account on the LaCIM server. You can also run Sage on fuzzy.math.ucdavis.edu by typing the command `sage` to launch a Sage session in the terminal. 
Grading:  Most of all, this class is intended to expose graduate students to this active research area! We will discuss many
open research problems. Registered student who would like to get experience with LaTeX are suggested to take notes for at
least one class and hand them in in latexformat. A pdf version of the notes will be posted on the class website.
You can work on this in pairs. The notes should be handed in no later than 6 days after the lecture.
Please use the following template.
Anyone who will find mistakes or typos or has suggestions for improving the Primer on kSchur functions will earn extra credit points. 
Web:  http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~anne/FQ2012/mat280.html 