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The first bijective proof of the ASM theorem

Matjaž Konvalinka, University of Ljubljana
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
PDL C-401 and via Zoom Link:
Matjaž Konvalinka
Matjaž Konvalinka


Alternating sign matrices (ASMs) were introduced by Robbins and Rumsey in the early 1980s. Together with Mills they conjectured an enumerative formula for the number of ASMs of size \$n \times n\$, which was proved independently by Zeilberger and Kuperberg about 10 years later. In this talk, I will present the first bijective proof of this result. A crucial part is played by signed sets and sijections (bijections on signed sets). This is joint work with Ilse Fischer.

Note: This talk begins with a pre-seminar (aimed at graduate students) at 3:30–4:00. The main talk starts at 4:10.

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