Positivity Problems Associated to Permutation Patterns

28 Feb 2022, by ablahatherell in Sponsored events

6 – 10 June 2022

Lancaster University, UK

Supported by The Heilbronn Institute Small Grants Scheme

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a team of researchers with the goal of combining complementary areas of expertise and developing a more fundamental understanding of pattern avoidance in permutations. It will focus on the surprising, likely ‘structural’, connections between pattern avoidance and fundamental constructions in probability theory. This meeting is an opportunity to capitalise on recent research momentum in order to collaboratively tackle a major open problem in combinatorics, by establishing a new connection between the study of permutation patterns and classical and noncommutative probability theory.


Natasha Blitvić (Lancaster)


Alex Belton (Lancaster)
Philippe Biane (CNRS)
Natasha Blitvić (Lancaster)
Bishal Deb (UCL)
Andrew Elvey Price (Bordeaux)
Anthony Guttmann (Melbourne)
Slim Kammoun (Lancaster)
Jean-Marie Maillard (LPTMC)
Greta Panova (Southern California)
Henning Schomerus (Lancaster)
Alan Sokal (New York/UCL)
Einar Steingrímsson (Strathclyde)
Jiang Zeng (Kent)

More information on the workshop website