The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 4–5 | Cite as

Catalan Numbers




This work was partially supported by the SFSU-Colombia Combinatorics Initiative and the USA National Science Foundation CAREER Award DMS-0956178. I thank Luis Raga at Fiore Caffé in San Francisco for a strong cup of coffee and a great story, May-Li Khoe for helping me find the best way to tell that story, and the anonymous referee for her swift and valuable feedback.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Universidad de Los AndesBogotáColombia

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