2007 Theme Semester on Recent Advances in Combinatorics


Scientific organizers:
S. Brlek (UQAM)
C. Reutenauer (UQAM)
and B. Sagan (Michigan State)

The goal of this mini-course will be to introduce the basic methods of combinatorics on words. The topics will cover finite and infinite words, Sturmian words, patterns, codes, noncommutative series and polynomials. Two lectures will be given by leading researchers in the field: Jean Berstel and Christope Reutenauer.

This school is followed by the workshop on Recent Progress in Combinatorics on Words.