Archive for the ‘conferences’ Category

Invited speakers

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Group members will be invited speakers at various conferences in the 2024 European summer:

Daniel Horsley, Combinatorial Constructions Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Apil 2024

Melissa Lee, Groups & Algebras in Bicocca for Young Algebraists, Milan-Bicocca, 17th-21st June 2024

David Wood, 9th European Congress of Mathematics, Sevilla, Spain, July 2024

MATRIX workshop

Monday, December 4th, 2023

This week, several group members are attending the MATRIX workshop Extremal Problems in Graphs, Designs, and Geometries organised by Daniel Horsley, Anita Liebenau (UNSW) and Tibor Szabo (Freie Universitat Berlin).

Australian Algebra Conference

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

This week Heiko, Santiago, Tomasz and Melissa are co-organisers of the 7th Australian Algebra Conference, held at Monash.

MATRIX program

Monday, October 16th, 2023

This week Graham Farr is co-organising with Jo Ellis-Monaghan (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Iain Moffatt (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Kerri Morgan (RMIT University) the MATRIX program Workshop on Uniqueness and Discernment in Graph Polynomials. Jo and Iain will be visiting Monash afterwards.

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Robert wins the student prize!

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Today, in a significant honour, Robert Hickingbotham was awarded the CMSA Anne Penfold Street Student Prize. The prize was awarded to the best student talk at the 44th Australasian Combinatorics Conference. His talk was entitled “Product structure of graph classes with bounded treewidth” and arose out of work performed at a recent MATRIX workshop on Structural Graph Theory. It was judged on criteria including motivation, methods, organisation, substance, originality and rapport to be the best talk in a strong field.

Congratulations Robert on a great effort!

Structural Graph Theory Downunder II

Sunday, March 20th, 2022

This week several group members are attending the MATRIX-IBS workshop Structural Graph Theory Downunder II in Creswick, just out of Melbourne. It is wonderful to be doing mathematics face-to-face again.

MATRIX Structural Graph Theory Downunder II

Structural Graph Theory Downunder

Monday, November 25th, 2019

This week group members are organising and attending the MATRIX workshop Structural Graph Theory Downunder at Creswick, 100km west of Melbourne.

Maria Chudnovsky (Princeton Uni), Zdeněk Dvořák (Charles Uni, Prague), Gwenaël Joret (Uni Libre de Bruxelles), Kevin Hendrey (IBS, Korea), Tony Huynh (Monash Uni), Nina Kamcev (Monash Uni), Ringi Kim (KAIST, Korea), Tereza Klimošová (Charles Uni, Prague), Anita Liebenau (UNSW Sydney), Chun-Hung Liu (Texas A&M), Natasha Morrison (Uni Cambridge), Marcin Pilipczuk (Uni Warsaw), Bruce Reed (McGill Uni), Alex Scott (Uni Oxford), Paul Seymour (Princeton Uni), Maya Stein (Uni de Chile), Jane Tan (Uni Oxford), David Wood (Monash Uni), Liana Yepremyan (Uni Oxford), Yelena Yuditsky (Ben-Gurion Uni), Xuding Zhu (Zhejiang Normal Uni)

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5th International Combinatorics Conference a big success

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Monash hosted the 5th International Combinatorics Conference from 3-9 December 2017. It was attended by 163 mathematicians and students from Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam (fully justifying the name of the conference!). There were 124 talks, 2 excursions, a public lecture and a memorable dinner.

Bill Tutte Centenary Celebration

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Today we celebrated the Bill Tutte Centenary Year with a half-day event consisting of the following short talks about his life, work, and influence on mathematics:

Graham Farr: Overview of Tutte’s life
Kerri Morgan: Squaring the square
Ron Steinfeld / Amin Sakzad: Tutte’s work at Bletchley Park in WW2
Kai Siong Yow: The dissection of equilateral triangles into equilateral triangles
Graham Farr: A ring in graph theory
Ranjie Mo: A contribution to the theory of chromatic polynomials
Jane Gao: When can vertices be all paired up?
Sanming Zhou (Melb): A family of cubical graphs
David Wood: How Tutte would draw a graph
Grant Cairns (La Trobe): The Hanani-Tutte Theorem
Norman Do: Tutte’s topological recursion
Daniel Mathews: The Tutte polynomial and knot theory
Andrew Elvey Price (Melb): Some counting problems on planar maps
Nick Wormald: My impressions of Tutte

William (Bill) Tutte (1917-2002) became a research mathematician while still an undergraduate at Cambridge in the late 1930s, broke the toughest Nazi codes while at Bletchley Park in WW2, and became one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. His work saved countless lives during the war and led the development of graph theory. His work was usually inspired by pure curiosity or recreational puzzles, but has been applied in domains as diverse as electrical circuits, statistical physics and information visualisation.

Invited speakers at British conferences

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Group members are invited speakers at several British conferences this northern summer: