The Combinatorics Study Group seminar is held from 4pm-5pm (unless otherwise stated) on Fridays, in room M103 of the Mathematical Sciences building at Queen Mary, University of London. We meet for tea before the seminar at 3.45pm in the Mathematical Sciences Common Room. (Directions to the Mathematical Sciences building: turn left on leaving Stepney Green Underground Station and proceed 400 metres eastwards down Mile End Road; the Mathematical Sciences building is the tall building on the left of Mile End Road.) For more information, see the directions here. All the seminar attendees are cordially invited to join the speaker for drinks after the seminar, in the College bar.

Current programme:

Date/Time | Room | Speaker | Title |
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02/10/2009 - 5:30pm | M103 | Diane Donovan, (Queensland) | The importance of latin trades in the study of completing partial latin squares |

16/10/2009 - 5:30pm | M103 | John Talbot, (UCL) | Triangles in tripartite graphs |

23/10/2009 - 5:30pm | M103 | Aidan Roy | Optimal designs in complex projective space, 1 |

06/11/2009 - 4:30pm | M103 | Aidan Roy | Optimal designs in complex projective space, 2 |

13/11/2009 - 4:30pm | M103 | Thomas Prellberg | Counting area-weighted Dyck-paths in a slit |

27/11/2009 - 4:30pm | M103 | Olof Sisask | Fourier analysis and approximate structure in additive combinatorics, 1 |

04/12/2009 - 4:30pm | M103 | Olof Sisask | Fourier analysis and approximate structure in additive combinatorics, 2 |

11/12/2009 - 4:30pm | M103 | Raul Mondragon | Two problems on connectivity of networks |

18/12/2009 - 4:30pm | M103 | Liam Halpenny | Two problems in the theory of planar graphs: A fresh look at the Four Colour Theorem and a (somewhat!) associated Erdős problem |

15/01/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Victor Falgas-Rouvry | Union-closed families of small weight |

22/01/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Robert Johnson and Mark Walters | Graphs as electrical networks, 1 |

29/01/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Robert Johnson and Mark Walters | Graphs as electrical networks, 2 |

05/02/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Combinatorics of inverse semigroups (after A. Umar) |

12/02/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | John Faben | Reducing graphs by involutions |

19/02/2010 - 4:00pm | M103 | Dan Hefetz (ETH Zürich) | On two generalizations of the Alon-Tarsi polynomial method |

19/02/2010 - 5:00pm | M103 | Mohan Shrikhande (Central Michigan) | Infinite families of non-embeddable quasi-residual Menon designs |

26/02/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Derek Patterson | Generalising the Inequalities of Fisher and Bose |

05/03/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Alex O'Neill | Searching for optimal block designs using Cayley graphs |

12/03/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Benny Sudakov (UCLA) | Hypergraph Ramsey problem |

19/03/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Bill Jackson | A zero-free interval for chromatic polynomials of 3-connected graphs |

16/04/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Manfred Droste (Leipzig) | Random constructions of countable abelian p-groups |

30/04/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Richard Mycroft | A proof of Sumner's universal tournament conjecture for large n |

07/05/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Donald Keedwell (Surrey) | Quasigroup laws which imply that the quasigroup is a loop or group |

14/05/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Bhalchandra D. Thatte (Oxford) | Reconstructing population pedigrees and hypergraphs |

28/05/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Matt Fayers | Crystals and partitions |

04/06/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Robert Bailey (Regina) | Generalised covering designs and clique-coverings |

18/06/2010 - 5:30pm | M203 | Bill Jackson | Rigidity of direction/length frameworks |

25/06/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Celia Glass (City) | Minimizing the number of gap-zeros in binary matrices |

02/07/2010 - 4:00pm | M103 | Simeon Ball (UPC Barcelona) | On large subsets of a finite vector space in which every subset of basis size is a basis |

02/07/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Ian Wanless (Monash) | Transversals and orthogonal Latin squares |

09/07/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Koko Kayibi | Random generation of graphs with prescribed degree sequence |

01/10/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Ryan Martin (Iowa State University) | Q_2-free families in the Boolean lattice |

08/10/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Sam Tarzi | Cartan triality and the 3-coloured random graph |

15/10/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Leonard Soicher | New optimal semi-Latin squares coming from 2-transitive groups |

22/10/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Donald Preece | If at first you don't succeed ...: a combinatorial breakthrough |

29/10/2010 - 5:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Generating a group by coset representatives |

05/11/2010 - 4:00pm | M103 | Rudolf Ahlswede (Bielefeld) | Identification as a new concept of solution for probabilistic algorithms |

05/11/2010 - 5:00pm | M103 | Robert Woodrow (Calgary) | Intervals |

12/11/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Mark Jerrum | The Ising model on some classes of matroids |

19/11/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Andy Drizen | Generating uniformly distributed random 2-designs with block size 3 |

26/11/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Aylin Cakiroglu | On the optimality of truncations of projective spaces |

10/12/2010 - 4:30pm | M103 | Mark Walters | Euclidean Ramsey Theory |

14/01/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Graham Farr (Monash) | Transforms, minors and generalised Tutte polynomials |

21/01/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Charles Little (Massy University, NZ) | A characterisation of PM-compact bipartite and near-bipartite graphs |

28/01/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Leonard Soicher | Constructing semi-Latin squares, exact comparison of their statistical efficiency measures, and a conjecture of R.A. Bailey |

04/02/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Dan Hefetz | Hitting time results for Maker-Breaker games |

11/02/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Donald Keedwell | Constructions of complete sets of orthogonal diagonal Sudoku latin squares |

25/02/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Peter Keevash | Hypergraph packing, 1 |

04/03/2011 - 4:00pm | M103 | Richard Mycroft | Hypergraph packing, 2 |

04/03/2011 - 5:00pm | M103 | Heidi Gebauer (ETH) | Game theoretic Ramsey numbers |

11/03/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Alan Sokal (NYU and UCL) | Roots of a formal power series, with applications to graph enumeration and q-series, 1 |

18/03/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Alan Sokal (NYU and UCL) | Roots of a formal power series, with applications to graph enumeration and q-series, 2 |

25/03/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Alan Sokal (NYU and UCL) | Roots of a formal power series, with applications to graph enumeration and q-series, 3 |

01/04/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | Dudley Stark | The asymptotic number of spanning forests of complete bipartite graphs |

08/04/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | Alan Sokal (NYU and UCL) | Roots of a formal power series, with applications to graph enumeration and q-series, 4 |

13/05/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | John McSorley (Southern Illinois) | On (n,k,lambda)-Ovals and (n,k,lambda)-Cyclic Difference Sets, Ladders, Hadamard Ovals and Related Topics |

20/05/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | Max Gadouleau | Combinatorial representations |

12/07/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | Douglas Stones | Latin squares and network motifs |

07/10/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Conference matrices |

14/10/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | Geoff Whittle (LMS Aitken Lecturer) | Well-quasi-ordering binary matroids |

21/10/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | Emil Vaughan | Automated proofs of Turán densities using Razborov's flag algebra method |

28/10/2011 - 5:30pm | M103 | David Ellis | Triangle-intersecting families of graphs |

04/11/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Demetres Christofides | Diameters of random Cayley graphs |

10/11/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | David Conlon (Cambridge) | On two extensions of Ramsey's theorem |

18/11/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Jessica Enright (Alberta) | List-colouring interval and permutation graphs |

25/11/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Mark Jerrum | A graph polynomial, a Markov chain and a counterexample |

02/12/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Max Gadouleau | The combinatorics of memoryless computation |

09/12/2011 - 4:30pm | M103 | Standa Zivny (Oxford) | The complexity of conservative-valued CSPs |

13/01/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Thomas Müller | Presentations associated with group actions on sets |

20/01/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Small subsquares of Latin squares |

27/01/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Olof Sisask | Arithmetic progressions in sumsets via probability, geometry and analysis |

03/02/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Simeon Ball (UPC, Barcelona) | Complete bipartite Turan numbers |

10/02/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | R. A. Bailey | The Levi graph and the concurrence graph |

24/02/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Robert Johnson | Hamilton cycles and matchings with constraints on pairs of edges |

02/03/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Sasha Gnedin | Block characters of the symmetric groups |

09/03/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Catherine Greenhill (New South Wales) | Making Markov chains less lazy |

16/03/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Thomas Prellberg | On q-deformed algebraic and linear functional equations arising in lattice path enumeration |

23/03/2012 - 4:00pm | M103 | Celia Glass (City), Peter Cameron | Acyclic orientations of graphs, 1 |

30/03/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Robert Schumacher (City) | Acyclic orientations of graphs, 2 |

04/05/2012 - 3:00pm | M103 | Choongbum Lee (UCLA) | Robustness of graphs - case study: Dirac's theorem |

04/05/2012 - 4:00pm | M103 | Hao Huang (UCLA) | Extremal problems in Eulerian digraphs |

04/05/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Benny Sudakov (UCLA) | The phase transition in random graphs - a simple proof |

18/05/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Matt Fayers | Generalised cores |

01/06/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Counting colourings |

08/06/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Bill Jackson | Radically solvable graphs |

20/07/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Koko Kayibi | Sampling ecological occurrence matrices |

24/08/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Mikkel Thorup (Bell Labs) | The maximal block overhang problem |

30/08/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Katarzyna Rybarczyk-Krzywdzinska | Comparison of random intersection graphs with Erdos-Renyi graphs |

05/10/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Entropy, partitions, groups and association schemes, 1 |

12/10/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Rosemary Bailey | Entropy, partitions, groups and association schemes, 2 |

19/10/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Soren Riis | Entropy, partitions, groups and association schemes, 3: Non-Shannon information inequalities |

26/10/2012 - 5:30pm | M103 | Dhruv Mubayi | Quasirandom hypergraphs |

02/11/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Sune Jakobsen | Entropy, partitions, groups and association schemes, 4 |

09/11/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Laszlo Vegh (LSE) | Approximating minimum cost k-node-connected spanning subgraphs |

23/11/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Fatima Affiff Chaouche (University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers) | Pancyclicity when each cycle must pass exactly k Hamilton cycle chords |

30/11/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Mark Jerrum | Reducing graphs by automorphisms |

07/12/2012 - 4:30pm | M103 | Fiachra Knox | Polynomial-time perfect matchings in dense hypergraphs |

11/01/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Anthony Hilton | Hall's Theorem and extending latinized rectangles |

18/01/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Synchronizing non-uniform maps |

25/01/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Finding a derangement |

01/02/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Murad Banaji (Portsmouth) | Matrix stability from bipartite graphs |

08/02/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Leonard Soicher | Optimal designs with minimum PV-abberration |

15/02/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Andrew Treglown | Yet another talk on perfect matchings in hypergraphs |

15/03/2013 - 4:00pm | M103 | Aylin Cakiroglu | Optimal regular-graph designs |

22/03/2013 - 4:00pm | M103 | Marcin Krzywkowski | Trees having many minimal dominating sets |

22/03/2013 - 5:00pm | M103 | Jan Volec | A problem of Erdos and Sos on 3-graphs |

19/04/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Tom Bohman (Carnegie-Mellon) | Cube packing problems and zero-error information theory |

03/05/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Jeroen Schillewaert (Imperial College) | Small maximal partial ovoids in generalized quadrangles |

10/05/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Mikhail Klin (BGU) | Some new infinite families of non-Schurian association schemes |

17/05/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Daniel Kral' (Warwick) | Algorithms for first-order model checking |

31/05/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Michelle Kendall | Combinatorial aspects of key predistribution schemes: designs, hypergraphs and expansion |

27/09/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Chris Dowden (RHUL) | Agreement protocols in the presence of a mobile adversary |

04/10/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | A graph covering problem |

11/10/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Stephen Tate (Warwick) | Combinatorics in statistical mechanics |

18/10/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Alex Fink | Matroid polytope valuations |

25/10/2013 - 5:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron | Combinatorial Yang-Baxter |

01/11/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | John Sheehan | Even orientations of graphs |

22/11/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Francis Edward Su (Harvey Mudd College) | Combinatorial fixed point theorems |

29/11/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Heiko Grossmann | The distance between two strict weak orders |

06/12/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Dang Nhat Anh | Guessing game and fractional clique cover strategy |

13/12/2013 - 4:30pm | M103 | Peter Cameron, Robert Schumacher | Acyclic orientations and poly-Bernoulli numbers |

17/01/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Leonard Soicher (QMUL) | On cliques in edge-regular graphs |

24/01/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Brett Stevens (Carleton University, Ottawa) | Partition Graphs and characterization of designs by graph homomorphisms |

31/01/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Viresh Patel (QMUL) | A domination algorithm for {0,1}-instances of the travelling salesman problem |

07/02/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Mark Walters (QMUL) | Fast wins in n-in-a-row games |

14/02/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Trevor Pinto (QMUL) | Saturated subgraphs of the hypercube |

28/02/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Kitty Meeks (QMUL) | The parameterised complexity of subgraph counting problems |

07/03/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Neville Ball (QMUL) | Cops and Robbers on Geometric Graphs |

14/03/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Tony Guttmann (Melbourne) | Calculation of the spanning tree constant for three-dimensional lattices |

21/03/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Donovan Young (QMUL, Physics) | The distribution of dominoes in the game of memory |

13/06/2014 - 5:30pm | M103 | Paul Renteln (California State University) | Reflection Group Numerology |

22/08/2014 - 5:30pm | Maths 103 | Dillon Mayhew (Victoria University of Wellington) | Characterising representable matroids in two different ways |

26/09/2014 - 5:30pm | M103 | Eoin Long (University of Oxford) | Frankl-Rödl type theorems for codes and permutations |

03/10/2014 - 5:30pm | M103 | Simon Griffiths (University of Oxford) | Random Graph Processes |

10/10/2014 - 5:30pm | M103 | Dan Kral (University of Warwick) | Combinatorial limits and their relation to extremal combinatorics and property testing. |

17/10/2014 - 5:30pm | M103 | Nick Day (QMUL) | Saturated graphs of prescribed minimum degree |

24/10/2014 - 5:30pm | M103 | Robert Johnson (QMUL) | Strategy Stealing in Avoidance games |

31/10/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Olivier Henard (QMUL) | The random graph near the critical window: a probabilistic review. |

04/11/2014 - 5:00pm | 4.01, Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms, Mile End Campus, QMUL. | Peter Cameron (St Andrews) | Regular Polytopes |

07/11/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Iain Moffat (RHUL) | From embedded graphs to delta-matroids. |

14/11/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Sam Alexander (UCL) | Biologically Unavoidable Sequences |

21/11/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Oleg Pikhurko (University of Warwick) | Measurable circle squaring |

28/11/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Alex Fink (QMUL) | The Tutte polynomial via algebraic geometry via splines |

05/12/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Richard Montgomery (University of Cambridge) | Spanning Trees in Random Graphs |

12/12/2014 - 4:30pm | M103 | Bill Jackson (QMUL) | Generic rigidity of point-line frameworks |

23/01/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Sean Eberhard (Oxford) | Commuting probabilities of finite groups |

30/01/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Marcin Pilipczuk (Warwick) | Graph Isomorphism in graphs of bounded treewidth. |

06/02/2015 - 4:30pm | Adthasit Sinna (QMUL) | Tutte trails in plane graphs | |

13/02/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Akihiro Higashitani (Kyoto, visiting Imperial) | Ehrhart polynomials of lattice polytopes |

27/02/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Bernd Schulze (Lancaster) | Rigidity of frameworks on expanding spheres |

06/03/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Trevor Pinto (QMUL) | Directed Paths in the Cube |

13/03/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Alan Sokal (New York) | Coefficientwise total positivity (via continued fractions) for some Hankel matrices of combinatorial polynomials |

20/03/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Bhargav Narayanan (Cambridge) | Coalescence on the real line |

27/03/2015 - 4:30pm | M103 | Shabnam Beheshti (QMUL) | Hydrodynamical Solitons, a Combinatorial Perspective |

10/04/2015 - 5:30pm | M103 | Benjamin Schröter (Berlin) | Matroidal Subdivisions, Dressians and Tropical Grassmannians |

24/04/2015 - 5:30pm | M103 | Ivan Izmestiev | Impossible Triangulations |

08/05/2015 - 5:30pm | M103 | David Ellis (QMUL) | The structure of graphs which are locally indistinguishable from a lattice |

15/05/2015 - 5:30pm | M103 | Abhishek Methuku (Budapest) | Forbidden subposets, forbidden matrices, and their connection. |

22/05/2015 - 5:30pm | M103 | Katharine Clinch (QMUL) | Global Rigidity of Direction-Length Frameworks |

05/06/2015 - 5:30pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Anthony Hilton (Reading and QMUL) | Some theorems and conjectures about extremal finite set structures |

02/10/2015 - 5:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Madhusudan Manjunath (QMUL) | Explicit Deformations of Lattice Ideals via Chip Firing Games |

09/10/2015 - 5:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Natasha Morrison (University of Oxford) | Bootstrap percolation in the hypercube |

16/10/2015 - 5:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Vytautas Gruslys (University of Cambridge) | Tiling with copies of an arbitrary tile |

23/10/2015 - 5:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Ben Barber (University of Bristol) | Edge decompositions of graphs |

30/10/2015 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Agelos Georgakopoulos (University of Warwick) | Group Walk Random Graphs |

06/11/2015 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Shoham Letzter (University of Cambridge) | Eigenvalues of subgraphs of the cube |

13/11/2015 - 4:00pm | (No seminar – LMS AGM) | ||

20/11/2015 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Luka Milicevic (University of Cambridge) | Points in almost general position |

23/11/2015 - 5:00pm | M203 (Mathematical Sciences) | Yufei Zhao (University of Oxford) | Large deviations in random graphs |

27/11/2015 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | David Conlon (University of Oxford) | Rational exponents in extremal graph theory |

30/11/2015 - 5:00pm | M203 (Mathematical Sciences) | Benny Sudakov (ETH Zurich) | Two Short Stories in Extremal Combinatorics |

04/12/2015 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Susama Agarwala (Nottingham) | Wilson Loop Diagrams and Positroids |

11/12/2015 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Mark Walters (QMUL) | Dense Random Geometric Graphs |

15/01/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Mark Jerrum (QMUL) | A switch Markov chain for perfect matchings |

22/01/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Nick Day (QMUL) | Colourings with no Short Odd Cycles |

29/01/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Arès Méroueh (Cambridge) | A LYM inequality for induced posets |

05/02/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Ginestra Bianconi (QMUL) | Equilibrium and non-equilibrium models of complex network geometry |

12/02/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Ben Fairbairn (Birkbeck) | What lies South of Southend: games and groupoids |

19/02/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Jan van den Heuvel (LSE) | Generalised Colouring Numbers of Graphs |

26/02/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Alex Fink (QMUL) | Rigidity of matroid realisations |

04/03/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Gary Greaves (Tohoku University) | Equiangular lines in Euclidean spaces |

11/03/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Roger Behrend (Cardiff) | Diagonally and antidiagonally symmetric alternating sign matrices of odd order |

18/03/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Sean Eberhard (Oxford) | Product-free subsets of the alternating group |

01/04/2016 - 4:00pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Hakan Guler (QMUL) | Rigidity of Body-Bar Frameworks |

29/04/2016 - 4:15pm | M103 (Mathematical Sciences) | Paul Balister (University of Memphis) | The sharp threshold for making squares. |