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The Enumeration Of Polyominos
Jack Hanke (UConn)

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Monteith 214

Polyominos are extensions of dominos: they are shapes in the plane constructed by joining unit squares along their edges. A famous example of polyominos is the tiles in TETRIS. Polyominos have been studied for almost 70 years, and are a popular topic in recreational mathematics. Surprisingly, polyominos also serve as models in the Ising Model of ferromagnetism, and for large branch dilute polymers.

In this talk, I will present some results on the enumeration of different types of polyominos and discuss an extension of polyominos to other shapes, like unit triangles.

Note: Free refreshments.

Contact:

Keith Conrad (kconrad@math.uconn.edu)

Math Club (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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