This is a question for applications of partitions in science or technology. I know partitions is an interesting field in combinatorics and in modern algebra because it can be related with symmetric polynomials, for example. My question is that if this has some application in other areas. I am thinking for example in computer science, cryptography, or even physics/chemistry.
I would be very glad, from the experts on the field, if someone can provide references if such applications exist.