Extremal Problems in Graphs, Designs, and Geometries

Jan de Gier

Registration for this event has closed.
  •  4 Dec 2023 - 9 Dec 2023
     8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Arrival date: Sunday 3 Dec 2023

Daniel Horsley (Monash University)
Anita Liebenau (University of New South Wales)
Tibor Szabo (Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany)

Program Description: 
The combinatorial disciplines of graph theory, design theory and finite geometry share a deep interest in extremal problems. These investigate the maximum or minimum value which a parameter can take over a certain range of objects of interest. Often all three disciplines can shed light on different aspects of an extremal problem as in the case of the Zarankiewicz problem, for example. This short intensive workshop aims to bring together a diverse group of leading Australian and international researchers from the three disciplines to collaborate on various extremal problems. We expect that the range of insights brought by the different participants will lead to cross-pollination of ideas and consequent breakthroughs.

Program Structure: 


  • Deadline: 31 May 2023
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this research program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.
  • Arrival date: Sunday 3 Dec 2023
  • Departure date: Saturday 9 Dec 2023

MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 5 December 2023
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.