## OP-SF WEB

### Extract from OP-SF NET

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Topic #6 --------------- OP-SF NET --------------- September 12, 1996
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#### Death of M.P. Schützenberger

From: Tom H. Koornwinder
Professor Marco P. Schützenberger (Paris) died on 30 July 1996 at
the age of 75. He is well-known for his work in (algebraic)
combinatorics, which touches special functions. He had great influence
on Dominique Foata, Doron Zeilberger and others who are working on the
interface of combinatorics and special functions. He was the first who
published the *q*-binomial formula and the functional equation for
*q-*exp
under the relation *xy = qyx* (*C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris* ** 236
**(1953), 352-353).

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