# Meander Determinants

@inproceedings{Francesco1996MeanderD, title={Meander Determinants}, author={Philippe Di Francesco}, year={1996} }

We prove a determinantal formula for quantities related to the problem of enumeration of (semi-) meanders, namely the topologically inequivalent planar configurations of non-self-intersecting loops crossing a given (half-) line through a given number of points. This is done by the explicit Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization of certain bases of subspaces of the Temperley-Lieb algebra.

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