On **Friday, May 4, 2018**, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany, SUNY, will host its seventh **Maheshwari Colloquium**, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, ’83.

The speaker will be **Vic Reiner**, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, and the title of his lecture will be:

“Sandpiles and Representation Theory”

The colloquium will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Lecture Center 23 (directions).

Refreshments will be served from 2:15 p.m. just outside the auditorium.

Victor Reiner is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. He earned his A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Richard Stanley. He has received several honors and awards, which include being a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (since 2012), a University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight Professor (since 2003), and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. He is the author of over 100 publications on combinatorics and its connections with fields such as algebra, geometry, and topology. He has served as thesis advisor to 16 doctoral students, several of whom have become well-known names in algebraic combinatorics, and also mentored around 100 Master's students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Mathematical Society, and a member of the editorial boards of several other journals. He has been recently elected as a Member-at-Large of the American Mathematical Society Council.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers, Marius Beceanu, Yunglong Feng, Antun Milas, and Rongwei Yang.

**Previous Maheshwari Colloquia:** 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.