### Résumé

We prove a conjecture due to Wanless about the permanent of Hadamard matrices in the particular case of Sylvester-Hadamard matrices. Namely we show that for all n greater or equal to 2, the dyadic valuation of the permanent of the Sylvester-Hadamard matrix of order n is equal to the dyadic valuation of n!. As a consequence, the permanent of the Sylvester-Hadamard matrix of order n doesn’t vanish for n greater or equal to 2.

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On the permanent of Sylvester-Hadamard matrices

We prove a conjecture due to Wanless about the permanent of Hadamard matrices in the particular case of Sylvester-Hadamard matrices. Namely we show that for all n greater or equal to 2, the dyadic valuation of the permanent of the Sylvester-Hadamard matrix of order n is equal to the dyadic valuation of n!. As a consequence, the permanent of the Sylvester-Hadamard matrix of order n doesn’t vanish for n greater or equal to 2.