# Lecture by Maria Bras Amorós (Universitat Rovira i Virgili Tarragona): On numerical semigroups

A numerical semigroup is a subset of the positive integers (**N**) together with 0, closed under addition, and with a finite complement in **N**∪{0}.

The number of gaps is its genus. Numerical semigroups arise in algebraic geometry, coding theory, privacy models, and in musical analysis. It has been shown that the sequence counting the number of semigroups of each given genus *g*, denoted (*n _{g}*)

_{g≥}

_{0}, has a Fibonacci-like asymptotic behavior. It is still not proved that, for each

*g*,

*n*

_{g}_{+2}≥

*n*

_{g}_{+1}+

*n*or, even more simple,

_{g}*n*

_{g+1}≥

*n*.

_{g}We will explain some classical problems on numerical semigroups as well as some of their applications to other fields and we will explain the approach of counting semigroups by means of trees.

### Time & Location

Jan 21, 2019 | 02:15 PM

Technische Universität Berlin

Institut für Mathematik

Straße des 17. Juni 136

10623 Berlin

Room MA 041 (Ground Floor)