Partitions into Polynomial Values
Ayla Gafni (University of Rochester)
MSRI: Simons Auditorium
In 1918, Hardy and Ramanujan published a seminal paper which included an asymptotic formula for the partition function. In their paper, they also state without proof an asymptotic equivalence for the number of partitions of a number into k-th powers. In this talk, I will present an asymptotic formula for the number of partitions into k-th powers using a relatively simple method, verifying the claim of Hardy and Ramanujan. We will then discuss extensions of this result to partitions into integer values of polynomials.