How I ‘met’ Dov Tamari

  • Jim Stasheff
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 299)


Although I never met Dov Tamari, neither in person nor electronically, our work had one important intersection – the associahedra. This Festschrift has given me the opportunity to set the record straight: the so-called Stasheff polytope was in fact constructed by Tamari in 1951, a full decade before my version. Here I will indulge in recollections of some of the history of the associahedra, its generalizations and applications. Others in this Festschrift will reveal still other aspects of Tamari’s vision, especially in more direct relation to the lattice/poset that bears his name.


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  1. 1.UNC-CHChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.U PennPhiladelphiaUSA

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