#
The Combinatorics and Number Theory Seminar

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## FALL 2000

The regular time and place for the Fall Y2K seminar was

3:45-4:45 on Wednesdays in
Room LN-2206,

preceded by coffee, tea, and cookies at 3:15 in the Anderson Room, LN-2207.
Organizers: Thomas Zaslavsky and Matthias Beck

** Wednesday, September 13 **

* Speaker*: Matthias Beck

* Title*: Dedekind Cotangent Sums

** Colloquium talk: Thursday, September 21**

* Time*: 4:30-5:30

* Room*: LN-2205

* Speaker*: Ravi Ramakrishna (Cornell)

* Title*: Fermat's Last Theorem: From the 1600's to 1994

** Wednesday, September 27 **

* Speaker*: Dikran Karagueuzian

* Title*: Trace Lemmas

** Wednesday, October 4 **

* Speaker*: Steve Tedford

* Title*: A Bound on the Size of Alternating Links, I: Graph Theory

* Room*: LN 2205 (note change for today)

** Wednesday, October 11 **

* Speaker*: Steve Tedford

* Title*: A Bound on the Size of Alternating Links, II: Knot Theory

(This talk will not require familiarity with the first talk.)

* Room*: LN 2205 (note change for today)

** Wednesday, October 18 **

* Speaker*: Steve Tedford

* Title*: A Bound on the Size of Alternating Links, III: Knot Theory

* Room*: LN 2201 (note change for today)

** Wednesday, October 25 **

* Speaker*: Steven Dougherty (Scranton)

* Title*: Shadows and Spaces

**Note change of schedule!**

** Wednesday, November 1 **

* Speaker*: Steven Dougherty (Scranton)

* Title*: Shadows and Spaces (continued)

** Wednesday, November 8 **

* Speaker*: Thomas Zaslavsky

* Title*: Perpendicular Dissections of Euclidean Space, With Gain Graphs

** Wednesday, November 15 **

* Speaker*: Thomas Zaslavsky

* Title*: Composed Partitions of a Set, With Gain Graphs

** Wednesday, November 29 **

* Speaker*: Steve Tedford

* Title*: The Alexander Polynomial, an Introduction

** Wednesday, December 6 **

* Speaker*: Matthias Beck

* Title*: On Sperner's Inequality and Its Generalizations

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