© 1998

Mathematical Essays in honor of Gian-Carlo Rota

  • Bruce E. Sagan
  • Richard P. Stanley

Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Louis J. Billera, Richard Ehrenborg, Margaret Readdy
    Pages 23-40
  3. David A. Buchsbaum
    Pages 41-62
  4. William Y. C. Chen, Zhi-Guo Liu
    Pages 111-129
  5. Henry Crapo, Claude Le Conte de Poly-Barbut
    Pages 131-155
  6. Ottavio M. D’Antona
    Pages 157-172
  7. Persi Diaconis, David Eisenbud, Bernd Sturmfels
    Pages 173-193
  8. A. di Bucchianico, D. E. Loeb
    Pages 195-211
  9. Alessandro di Bucchianico, Daniel E. Loeb, Gian-Carlo Rota
    Pages 213-238
  10. Joseph E. Bonin, Joseph P. S. Kung
    Pages 271-284
  11. Miguel A. Méndez
    Pages 285-303
  12. Colin Bailey, Joseph Oliveira
    Pages 305-334

About this book


In April of 1996 an array of mathematicians converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Rotafest and Umbral Calculus Workshop, two con­ ferences celebrating Gian-Carlo Rota's 64th birthday. It seemed appropriate when feting one of the world's great combinatorialists to have the anniversary be a power of 2 rather than the more mundane 65. The over seventy-five par­ ticipants included Rota's doctoral students, coauthors, and other colleagues from more than a dozen countries. As a further testament to the breadth and depth of his influence, the lectures ranged over a wide variety of topics from invariant theory to algebraic topology. This volume is a collection of articles written in Rota's honor. Some of them were presented at the Rotafest and Umbral Workshop while others were written especially for this Festschrift. We will say a little about each paper and point out how they are connected with the mathematical contributions of Rota himself.


Hilbert space Hypergeometric function Identity Invariant Topology algebra calculus classification equation function geometry graphs orthogonal polynomials proof theorem

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce E. Sagan
    • 1
  • Richard P. Stanley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsMITCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mathematical Essays in honor of Gian-Carlo Rota
  • Authors Bruce Sagan
    Richard Stanley
  • Series Title Progress in Mathematics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Progress in Mathematics(Birkhäuser)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1998
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8176-3872-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8656-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-4108-9
  • Series ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series E-ISSN 2296-505X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 466
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Combinatorics
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