George Andrews, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
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Lecture 1.  q-Series in the Twentieth Century

Abstract

In this talk, I shall describe some of the themes that have marked q-series during the twentieth century.  I hope to illustrate that the development has been fairly coherent even though the intensity of research fluctuated.  The concept of Bailey Chains will form a central thread.

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Lecture 2.  Some Recent Developments in q-Series

Abstract

In this talk, I will look at recent developments in q-series.  I will discuss the role of computer algebra especially the WZ and related methods including the Omega Project.  The surprising, phenomenal success  of q-series in physics will also be discussed.

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