## Speaker:

Gene Kim

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## Institution:

USC

## Time:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

## Host:

## Location:

RH 306

The distribution of descents in certain conjugacy classes of S_n have been previously studied, and it is shown that its moments have interesting properties. This paper provides a bijective proof of the symmetry of the descents and major indices of matchings (also known as fixed point free involutions) and uses a generating function approach to prove an asymptotic normality theorem for the number of descents in matchings.