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Zaphod Beeblebrox's Brain and the Fifty-ninth Row of Pascal's Triangle

by Andrew Granville

Award: Merten Hasse

Year of Award: 1995

Publication Information: The American Mathematics Monthly, Vol.  99, (1992), pp. 318-331.

Summary: An analysis of the structure of binomial coefficients modulo a power of a prime, with some particularly interesting patterns and non-patterns when the prime is 2.

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About the Author: Andrew Granville received his Ph.D. in 1987 from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is currently at the University of Montreal. He is the recipient of the Chauvenet Prize in 2008 and the Ford Award in 2007.  His research interests include number theory, combinatorics and arithmetic geometry.


Subject classification(s): Discrete Mathematics | Combinatorics
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2008