Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference 2005

21 - 23 March 2005
Mathematical Institute, Oxford University

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Introduction

The Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference is aimed at current research students in all areas of combinatorics and discrete mathematics. It allows students to meet and talk about their research in an informal environment. Most talks are contributed by the students themselves, apart from talks by invited speakers. The conference is organised under the auspices of the British Combinatorial Committee and is supported by a London Mathematical Society Scheme 1 grant.

Each student is encouraged to give a short talk (20 minutes or so) about their research. This may be the first time that students have spoken outside their own department, and it is an excellent opportunity to gain practice in front of a small, friendly audience.

Topics likely to be covered at the conference include graph theory, design theory, coding theory, cryptography, partial orders, extremal set theory, theoretical computer science and model theory.

This year's conference is the 16th Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference and it is being held at the University of Oxford.  The conference organisers are Daniela Amato, Ross Kang and Tobias Muller.

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following speakers at this year's conference:

Dr Keith Edwards, University of Dundee
Planarization and fragmentability of graphs

Prof Ben Green, University of Bristol
Finite field models in additive combinatorics

Prof Joel Spencer, New York University
Erdös Magic

Further provisional titles and abstracts to appear shortly.

Provisional Schedule

We aim to follow the format of previous years.  In particular, the conference will begin in the afternoon of 21 March and conclude at lunchtime on 23 March.  A tentative conference schedule is available here.  All talks will take place at the Mathematical Institute.

Accommodation and Meals

For those attending the conference, we have arrange accommodation at St John's College for the nights of 21 - 22 March.

All meals and tea are included in the conference fee.

 

 

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