Richard P. Stanley

Professor of Mathematics

On January 15, 2018, I will be officially retired from M.I.T. This semester (Spring 2018) I will teach MTH 786-Q (Topics in Mathematics) at the University of Miami. The topic will be symmetric functions.

Richard P. Stanley
Department of Mathematics UB547
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124

phone: 305-284-4237

Address during May-December:

Department of Mathematics 2-377
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

phone: (617) 253-7930
fax: (617) 253-4358
e-mail: rstan (at

Curriculum vitae (abbreviated)

Recent papers

List of publications Most of these papers are now available as pdf files, thanks to the efforts of (1) Arthur L. B. Yang (杨立波) and his colleagues at the Center for Combinatorics, Nankai University, (2) Shirley Entzminger, and (3) Darij Grinberg.

Transparencies from recent talks

Enumerative Combinatorics : Some information on a two-volume book I have written.

Catalan Numbers: a monograph on Catalan numbers published by Cambridge University Press on March 26, 2015 (Errata and Addenda)

Hyperplane arrangements: lecture notes for graduate students.

Bijective proof problems: a list of almost 250 problems on bijective proofs, with around 27 open problems (version of 18 August 2009)

Algebraic Combinatorics: information on an undergraduate textbook, including errata and online Chapter 13 entitled "A glimpse of combinatorial commutative algebra"