Speaker: Professor Murray Elder
Affiliation: University of Technology Sydney


Knuth characterised which sequences of disordered data (permutations) could be sorted by passing them through a stack, in terms of pattern avoidance. I will describe recent work with Andrew Goh where we characterise the set of all k-pop stack sortable permutations in terms of a new type of pattern avoidance: 2-avoidance.

About Pure mathematics seminars

We present regular seminars on a range of pure mathematics interests. Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 2 to 3pm.

Talks comprise 45 minutes of speaking time plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

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Researchers in all pure mathematics fields attend our seminars, so please aim your presentation at a general mathematical audience.

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