Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, B52pref (2004), 1 p.

Jean-Yves Thibon


The 52nd Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire took place in

Domaine Saint-Jacques, 67530 Ottrott, France,

from Sunday, March 28, 2003 (evening) to Wednesday, March 31, 2004 (afternoon).

This meeting of the Séminaire Lotharingien hosted a special session, the LascouxFest, celebrating the 60th birthday of Alain Lascoux. The event, which attracted 67 participants from some ten countries, was intended as a surprise for Alain. After one day of regular talks, the second day opened with a lecture by Piotr PRAGACZ reviewing the mathematical work of Alain. It was followed by fifteen invited talks of high quality, and the seminar ended with a talk by Alain himself.

The organizing institution was the University of Marne-la-Vallée (J. Désarménien, J.-G. Luque, J.-Y. Thibon).

The invited lectures in the LascouxFest were the following:

Christine BESSENRODT: On some properties of the character tables of Sn, \tilde Sn and An
Francesco BRENTI: A Foata-Schützenberger type theorem for the hyperoctahedral group
Mireille BOUSQUET-MÉLOU: Polynomial equations with one "catalytic" variable
DOMINIQUE FOATA: Travaux de Randrianarivony sur les statistiques de Babson-Steingrímsson
Guo-Niu HAN: Autour de l correspondance de Robinson
Christian KRATTENTHALER: Symmetric functions prove asymptotic results for random walks in alcoves of affine Weyl groups
Alain LASCOUX: Addition de +-1 et application à l'arithétique et à la thérie des partitions
Bernard LECLERC: Base canonique de type A5 et système de racines elliptique de type E8
Maxim NAZAROV: A mixed hook-length formula for affine Hecke algebras
Jørn OLSSON: Regular character tables for symmetric groups and a question of Mathas
Dominique PERRIN: Generating sequences of rational languages
Piotr PRAGACZ: Some combinatorial problems arising in algebraic geometry
Xavier VIENNOT: Forme des permutations, chemins et profil des arbres binaires
Jiang ZENG: Mahonmian statistics on ordered partitions and the moemnts of q-Meixner polynomials
The contributed talks given were the following:
Rieuwert BLOK: Activity on matroids
Charles COCHET: Integral points in polytopes: application in representation theory
Alessandro CONFLITTI: Combinatorics of symmetric and finite oxeter groups
Mark DUKES: Large deviations of Knuth's generalized matchbox problem
Christophe HOHLWEG: Algèbre des descentes généralisées, algèbre coplaxique et caractères irréductibles pour les groupes hyperoctaedraux
Federico INCITTI: Bruhat order on the involutions of classical Weyl groups
Roman KÖNIG: Fast construction of concept lattices
Yavan Le BORGNE: Counting interactions in Dyck paths
Cédric LECOUVEY: Kostka-Foulkes polynomials for type Cn
Svante LINUSSON: A proof of Parisi's conjecture on the random assignment problem
Gene MURPHY: Composition factors of the Specht modules for symmetric groups and Hecke algebras of type An
Martin RUBEY: Some nice bijections for lattice paths in a region
Klaas SLOOTEN: Springer type combinatorics for type B/C Hecke algebras
Volkmar WELKER: Polytopal proofs of unimodality

Finally, here is the List of Participants: