Dynamical Algebraic Combinatorics (21w5514)


(University of Connecticut)

(North Dakota State University)

(University of Massachusetts - Lowell)

(University of Texas at Dallas)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Dynamical Algebraic Combinatorics" workshop at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., from October 31 to November 5, 2021.

Dynamics is the study of systems that evolve over time. Combinatorics is the study of discrete structures such as binary strings, well-formed expressions in simple languages, data trees, colorings of graphs, etc. In Dynamical Algebraic Combinatorics, we study key parameters associated with these systems as they evolve, which helps us make sense of the underlying dynamics.

The past four years have seen a surge of interest in applying dynamical ideas to combinatorial objects with the use of algebraic techniques, and a 2015 American Institute of Mathematics meeting on dynamical algebraic combinatorics led to several advances, generating excitement among both established combinatorialists and younger researchers. The BIRS workshop on dynamical algebraic combinatorics will capitalize on this momentum by bringing together specialists with an interest in this topic, including but not limited to those who have already made contributions to this emerging subfield, and by encouraging new collaborative ventures.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).