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Experimental Mathematics Seminar

On the parity of restricted partition functions

Amita Malik, Rutgers University

Location:  Hill 705
Date & time: Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Abstract: The ordinary partition function is believed to take even values approximately half the time. However, the best results known in this regard are far from confirming this belief. In fact, it was not until 1959 when it was shown that this function takes even (odd) values infinitely often. We discuss results in this spirit for certain restricted partition functions.