Combinatorics, Special Functions and Physics

In Honor of the 75th Birthday of James D. Louck

August 2 - 4, 2004, Tianjin, P. R. China

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Sponsored by:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

  • Nankai University, P. R. China

  • National Science Foundation of China

Conference Chairmen:

  • Richard A. Askey (University of Wisconsin,

  • Daniel S. Strottman (Los Alamos National Laboratory,

Local Coordinator:
  • William Y. C. Chen (Nankai University,

Invited Speakers:

More to be confirmed.

Purpose and Scope:

An international conference on recent developments in combinatorics, special functions, and mathematical physics as well as applications to science, in honor of the 75th birthday of James D. Louck and his remarkable contributions in the pursuit of the role of symmetry and combinatorics in physical theory. We welcome contributions in the fields of classical combinatorics, special functions, representation theory and symmetric functions, discrete dynamical systems, statistical mechanics, computational biology, quantum angular momentum theory and unitary symmetries.


Abstracts in Latex, or TeX format should be submitted via email to the conference secretary Ms. Rosena Du at by April, 29, 2004.

Registration Fee:

$120.00 (or $60 for a student), including meals and a banquet.

Location of Tianjin:

Tianjin is the third largest city in China. It is close to Beijing. It takes about 2 hours to drive to Beijing from Tianjin on a modern toll way. There are also convenient fast train and bus services. The transportation (including airport pickups) will all be taken care of by the local organizers (and will be arranged in advance). For most cases, you should fly into Beijing, and we will arrange the transportation from the Beijing airport to Tianjin. In any case, don't panic, and you don't need to speak Chinese.

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