A black and white poster with details about a math conference held in honor of Richard P. Stanley's 80th birthday.

The Many Combinatorial Legacies of Richard P. Stanley: Immense Birthday Glory of the Epic Catalonian Rascal


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June 3, 2024 - June 7, 2024

A conference in honor of Richard P. Stanley's 80th birthday.

June 3-7, 2024
Harvard Geological Lecture Hall


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Conference Schedule

A detailed schedule of lectures and events is coming soon.


Limited funding to help defray travel expenses is available for graduate students and recent PhDs. If you are a graduate student or postdoc and would like to apply for support, please send a letter to stanley80conf@math.harvard.edu following the below steps:

  1. Put the word "Funding" in the subject-line of your email.
  2. Attach a CV.
  3. Make sure your letter indicates your name, address, current status, university affiliation, citizenship, and area of study. F1 visa holders are eligible to apply for support.
  4. Have your advisor (or a faculty member) send a brief letter of recommendation to explain the relevance of the conference to your studies or research. Make sure they include the word "Funding" in the subject-line of their email.

Deadline for submitting an application for funding is March 10.

Housing Options
  • Boston University
  • Book a private bedroom in a shared apartment for $107.30.
  • 10 Buick Street
  • Boston, MA 02215

Organizers: Alejandro Morales (UMass Amherst) Tom Roby (UConn) and Lauren Williams (Harvard University).

MIT contacts: Alex Postnikov and Yufei Zhao.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Harvard University Mathematics, MIT Mathematics, MIT Richard P. Stanley Fund in Combinatorics, Clay Mathematics Institute, and Jane Street.

Poster graphics courtesy of Alejandro Morales.

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