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The Homogenized Linial Arrangement and Genocchi Numbers

  • Oct. 18, 2019
  • 2:30 p.m.


In this talk, I will present joint work with Michelle Wachs in which we use a different method to refine and extend Hetyei's results. We study the intersection lattice of this hyperplane arrangement and give a combinatorial interpretation of the coefficients of its characteristic polynomial. This approach leads to new combinatorial models for the Genocchi and median Genocchi numbers, and to a generating function formula for the characteristic polynomial that reduces to generating functions of Barsky and Dumont for the Genocchi and median Genocchi numbers. We also study type B and complex hyperplane analogs of the homogenized Linial arrangement, and are able to extend many of our results to these settings.

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