Pacific Northwest Combinatorics Day

March 31, 2018

This is a one-day conference taking place on Saturday, March 31st on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle.

The topics of this event are enumerative and algebraic combinatorics.

The conference will feature 4 invited talks as well as 5-minute presentations by participants. All talks will take place in Savery Hall, room 264, see map below.

Registration: The event is free, but registration is required to help us with our planning. Please register via email to If you want to give a 5 minute presentation, please send a title when you register.

If you are a student or postdoc you may qualify for some travel funding. Please send a request for travel funding before March 20 to Include your affiliation, advisor and an estimate of your economy travel cost to Seattle.

Local accommodation: See for instance, Area Hotels

Participant list (March 31)

Invited Speakers:


9:30am - 10:00am Registration and Welcome

10:00am - 10:45am Kevin Purbhoo, Promotion, Evacuation, and Folding

10:45am - 11:15am Coffee break

11:15am - 12:00am Matjaž Konvalinka, A bijective proof of the hook-length formula for skew shapes

12:00am - 1:30pm Lunch break

1:30pm - 2:15pm Sylvie Corteel, Combinatorics of the asymmetric simple exclusion process

2:15pm- 3:00pm Mini-talks

3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee break

3:30pm - 4:15pm Steph van Willigenburg, The e-positivity of chromatic symmetric functions

All talks will take place at Savery Hall in Room 264

Organizers: Sara Billey (UW), Marni Mishna (SFU) and Philippe Nadeau (Lyon/UW)

We acknowledge the financial support of PIMS