**The Art of Bijective Combinatorics**

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India (January-March 2016-2019)

**Foreword**

The video-book "The Art of Bijective Combinatorics" would not exists without the invitation by Amritanshu Prasad (Amri) to give 4 courses at IMSc during 4 consecutive years.

Many thanks to Amri, to the Institute of Mathematical Science (IMSc) for the invitation and to the audio technicians Gayathri and Kirubananth for the recordings.

Many thanks to the students (from CMI, IIT Madras and IMSc) and to the Professors form these Institutes for their support, encouragements in following these courses.

Special thanks to the Professors:Suresh Govindarajan (IIT Madras, Physics), K.N.Raghavan, S. Viswanath and V.S. Sunder (IMSc).

Many thanks to the Professors: Arul Lakshminarayan (IIT Madras, Physics), Meena Mahajan (IMSc), N. Narayana (IIT Madras, Maths).

Many thanks to the students: G. Arunkumar (IMSc), Nimisha Pahuja (IISc, Bangalore) and Bishal Deb (CMI) .

Preliminary versions of these courses were given in various institutions:

Many thanks to the "Service de Physique Théorique" (SPhT), CEA Saclay, France

Eléments de Combinatoire Algébrique (12 hours) abstract September-October 2007

Many thanks to Deepak Dhar for many invitations at the department of Physics, TIFR, Bombay, India

- in particular, course (12 hours) in 2010 for physicists on Part I and II

slides on the page TIFR_2010

Many thanks to the Chennai Maths Institute (CMI), India, for the invitation in January 2010

- 3 lectures on Algebraic Combinatorics, January 2010

Many thanks to Luc Lapointe for several invitations in Chile:

- Frutillar 2009, Summer School, Maths-Physics, 4 lectures

slides on the page Frutillar_2009

- Talca 2010/2011 course on Part I, III and IV

slides and summary on the page Talca_2010/11

- Talca 2013/2014 course on Part II

slides and summary on the page Talca_2013/14

- Valparaiso 2014, workshop CIMPA, 4 lectures on Part II

slides and summary on the page Valparaiso_2014

Many thanks to Sudhir Ghorpade for his invitation at IIT Bombay, India

- course in 2013 on Part III

slides and summary on the page IIT_Bombay_2013

Many thanks to Suresh Govindarajan for his invitation at the department of Physics, IIT Madras, India

- course in 2015 on Part I, II, III and IV

slides and summary on the page IIT_Madras_2015

after this high speed course, it was decided an invitation for 3 years at IMSc to do again this course in more details.

Other courses or workshop related to this video-book

- ALEA 2011, Luminy, France, 2 lectures on Part III

slides and exercises on the page ALEA_2011

- PEC (Petite Ecole de Combinatoire 2011/2012), LaBRI, Bordeaux, 15 letures on Part III

slides and summary on the page PetiteEcole_2011/12

Many thanks to Prof. K. Somasundaram for his invitation to give a course at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), Coimbatore, India

- A light version of Part I of ABjC (16 hours), March-April 2018

Many thanks to Bill Chen for his invitation at Tianjin University, September 2019

After the four Parts of the video-book ABjC were completed, a presentation of this video-book was given at the department of Aplied Mathematics

slides and summary of the four lectures on the page Tianjin_2019

many thanks to Bill Chen and the Maths Department of Tianjin University for putting the 77 videos of ABjC on the Chinese chain bilibili.