Extremal Problems in Graphs, Designs, and Geometries

David Wood

  •  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:

Participant list
Daniel Horsley (Monash University)
Anita Liebenau (UNSW)
Tibor Szabó (Free University of Berlin)
Abdul Basit (Monash University)
Alice Devillers (University of Western Australia)
André Kündgen (California State University San Marcos)
Brendan Mckay (Australian National University)
Richard Montgomery (University of Warwick)
Dhruv Mubayi (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Rajko Nenadov (Google Zurich / University of Auckland)
Katherine Staden (The Open University)
Geertrui Van de Voorde (University of Canterbury)
Ian Wanless (Monash University)
Bertille Granet (Heidelberg University)
Candy Bowtell (University of Warwick)
Nina Kamčev (University of Zagreb)
Thomas Lesgourgues (University of Waterloo )
David Wood (Monash University)
Padraig Ó Catháin (Dublin City University)
Bryce Frederickson (Emory University)
Marcelo De Sa Oliveira Sales (University of California at Irvine)

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.