Celebrating George Andrews' Election to the National Academy of Sciences

(and his 65th Birthday)

Talk Abstract

Combinatorics of Proofs of Identities in Basic Hypergeometric
Series

Ae Ja Yee, Penn State University

Many identities in basic hypergeometric series have very nice partition theoretic interpretations, and some of them have bijective proofs. George Andrews has established many of these identities either analytically or combinatorially. I will discuss some of his combinatorial contributions and also some of my own to well known identities in basic hypergeometric series including $q$-Pfaff-Saalsch$\ddot{\rm u}$tz formula.