Facilitator: Matthias Beck studied mathematics and math education in Germany and the US, and is now a professor at San Francisco State University. His research is in discrete & computational geometry, and numerous of his publications involved collaborative research with undergraduate and graduate students. Matt was one of the co-directors of the San Francisco Math Circle for about 10 years, as well as the PI of an NSF GK-12 project at San Francisco State, which supported graduate students and K-12 teachers in their education, research and outreach activities.
Topic: Parking Functions form a fun and easy-to-explain concept in combinatorics with wide-ranging connections, e.g., to computer science. We will work out an approach to count parking functions, and this count in itself connects to other interesting combinatorial objects.
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