# Events

## Hurwitz’s factorization count and its deformations

### Professor Victor Reiner

University of Minnesota

Barton Lectures in Computational Mathematics

http://www-users.math.umn.edu/~reiner/

### When

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Zoom

**Abstract:** In 1891, A. Hurwitz reduced a topological question to a counting problem: In how many ways can one factor an n-cycle into n-1 transpositions? His answer, n^{n-2}, has many proofs. We will discuss one of them, and then describe some deformations of Hurwitz’s formula where a parameter q is added to the mix.

*All talks will be held virtually through Zoom. Please contact math_sci@uncg.edu for talk links.*