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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

4:00 pm in 243 Altgeld Hall,Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Introduction to Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics

Michelle Delcourt (UIUC Math)

Abstract: In tracing my own mathematical lineage back several generations, I uncovered not only a number of beautiful results but the creation of my field. In my talk, I take the listener on this journey with me; I will share some of the history of extremal graph theory and probabilistic methods, including the classical result of Erdos showing the existence of graphs with high girth and arbitrarily high chromatic number. Together we will explore more recent results where the standard techniques do not apply, including some of my own work.