MCS Seminar: Frieze Patterns and Triangulations

Posted on October 6th, 2016 by

Speaker: Emily Gunawan, Gustavus Adolphus College

Originally studied by Conway and Coxeter, frieze patterns appeared in various recreational mathematics publications in the 1970s. Friezes are super fun! And you’ll get to see lots of colorful pictures during this talk. 

 
A finite integer frieze pattern comes from a triangulation of a polygon. We will discuss how the entries of such a frieze pattern correspond to counting various combinatorial objects. If (students or faculty) are looking for research topics, I may mention a few recent open questions that I am interested in.
The seminar will take place on Monday October 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 in 321 Olin Hall.  We hope to see you there.
 

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