Karl Mahlburg (MIT)
Asymptotics for partitions without sequences.
Partitions without sequences (i.e., containing no adjacent parts) were
recently studied in connection to a wide variety of applications,
including probability distributions and cellular automata. The main
result of this talk is an asymptotic series expansion for the number of
such partitions of size n. As shown by Andrews, the generating series
for these partitions is the product of a theta function and one of
Ramanujan's mock theta functions, and thus does not have the type of
simple modular transformation properties that are typically used to make
such estimates. In particular, any modular transformation introduces a
non-holomorphic error integral, which are in fact part of the main term
in the asymptotic expansion.