Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, B79pref (2017), 1 p.

Fabrizio Caselli


The 79th Meeting of the Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire took place from September 10 to September 13, 2017 in the University Centre of Bertinoro (Italy) in joint session with the Incontro Italiano di Combinatoria Algebrica, following an established tradition of the last 16 years.

The invited speakers were Valentin FÉRAY (Universität Zürich): "Shifted Symmetric Functions," who showed us the recent developments of this "shifted" version of symmetric functions focusing on some parallelisms with the classical theory and showing several new and interesting peculiarities of this theory, and Raman SANYAL (Goethe Universität Frankfurt): "Geometry and Order," who showed us several exciting interplays between the theory of partially ordered sets and their geometric realizations in the form of polytopes, from the origin of this approach mainly due to Stanley up to the most recent developments.

We also had 15 contributed talks (see below for the complete list) from the participants covering several areas of combinatorics: generating functions, algorithms, representation theory, tableaux combinatorics, enumerative and bijective combinatorics, symmetric functions and more.

The atmosphere was certainly friendly in the traditional spirit of the meeting to facilitate exchanges of ideas and possible new collaborations. On the other hand, the weather was not in the tradition of an Italian end-of-summer: we had some fog, rain, low temperatures and intensive wind, but also some spots of sun in the lunch breaks for walking and hiking around Bertinoro.

Here is the complete list of participants and contributed talks: