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2016 Colloquia in Combinatorics

Two consecutive one-day events hosted by QMUL and LSE - tenth anniversary


Karim Adiprasito (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel)
The Hodge-Riemann Relations in Combinatorics

Béla Bollobás (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK and University of Memphis, Memphis, USA)
Problems and Results on Random Geometric Graphs

David Conlon (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
Finite Reflection Groups and Graph Norms

Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada and UCL, London, UK)
Smoothing Sieve Weights

Imre Leader (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
Transitive Misère Games

Yufei Zhao (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
Quasirandom Cayley Graphs

Venue: Fogg Lecture Theatre, G.E. Fogg Building, QMUL (please note this is a change to last year's venue)

Contacts:  Robert Johnson (r.johnson@qmul.ac.uk) and David Ellis (d.ellis@qmul.ac.uk)

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BIGGS LECTURE: Alan Frieze (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
Purchasing Under Uncertainty

Daniela Kühn (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)
Packing Bounded Degree Graphs (presentation available here)

Monique Laurent (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands)
Geometric Graph Realizations and Positive Semidefinite Matrix Completion (presentation available here

Nati Linial (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel)
High-dimensional Permutations and Discrepancy (presentation available here)

James Maynard (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
Primes with Missing Digits

Benny Sudakov (ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland)
Equiangular Lines and Spherical Codes in Euclidean Spaces

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE (please note this is a change to last year's venue)

Contact: Julia Böttcher (j.boettcher@lse.ac.uk) and Jozef Skokan (j.skokan@lse.ac.uk)

2016 sees the tenth year of the Colloquia in Combinatorics and we are excited to celebrate this milestone by making this Colloquia our biggest and best yet.

To view the full event programme, including schedule, please click here You can download this PDF file, for ease of use.

Those interested are welcome to attend for all or any part of the event. The two hosting institutions are less than half an hour apart by tube; it is hoped that many people will be able to attend for both days.  There is no formal registration process and seats will be allocated each day on a first come, first served basis.

Queries should be sent to Rebecca Lumb.


Some funds are available to contribute to the basic travel expenses of UK-based research students who wish to attend the meetings.  We would ask you to keep costs to a minimum, using public transport on all occasions and off-peak student travel tariffs wherever possible.  Receipts for all journeys must be maintained as proof of travel.  At this stage, we are unable to confirm the maximum amount available; please contact Rebecca Lumb for further information.

There are also some funds available from the London Mathematical Society for help with childcare costs. Further details can be found at http://www.lms.ac.uk/content/childcare-supplementary-grants.

Event Support

Support for this event by the London Mathematical Society and the British Combinatorial Committee is gratefully acknowledged by the organisers.

Event Poster

A poster advertising both days of the event is available to download here.  Please do feel free to electronically distribute this to anyone who might be interested, append to local websites (linking back to this site using the URL http://tiny.cc/Colloquia) or print out to share on public notice boards.

Event History

2016 sees the tenth anniversary of this annual May Colloquium - since 2007, Queen Mary and LSE have held back-to-back one day meetings and details of all past Colloquia can be found as follows:

Colloquia 2015
Colloquia 2014
Colloquia 2013
Colloquia 2012
Colloquia 2011
Colloquia 2010
Colloquia 2009
Colloquia 2008
Colloquia 2007