Ira Gessel, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Mathematics, is retiring from Brandeis University after more than 30 years of teaching and research. During this time, he has made significant contributions to mathematics and the field of combinatorics. Additionally, he has provided invaluable assistance to both colleagues and students.

A conference was held on Friday May 8, 2015 that celebrated Ira’s contributions and featured the following speakers:

Andrew Gainer-Dewar (Hobart and William Smith College)

Kyle Petersen (DePaul University)

Richard Stanley (MIT)

Dennis Stanton (University of Minnesota)

Guoce Xin (Capital Normal University)

The conference was followed by a dinner in his honor.

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