Old Codger's One-Day Combinatorics Colloquium

1 November 2017

The talks will take place in Room 113 of the Mathematics Building.  Coffee and tea (self-service) will be available all day in the Mathematics Common Room (Room 112, adjacent to the lecture room). 

Lunch can be purchased in Eat at the Square or in Park Eat (near Windsor Hall).


10:30 - 11:00  Coffee in Room 112 (Maths Common Room)
11:00 - 11:40  Bill Jackson (QMUL)
Unique low rank completability of partially filled matrices
11:45 - 12:25  Curt Lindner (Auburn, Alabama)
Universal algebra and design theory go hand in had
12:30 - 13:55  Lunch
14:00 - 14:40  Johannes Siemons (UEA)
Large shape of a set 
14:45 - 15:25  Andrew Thomason (Cambridge)
Containers for three graphs
15:30 - 15:55  Tea in Room 112 (Maths Common Room) 
16:00 - 16:40  Peter Keevash (Oxford)
Hypergraph matchings
16:45 - 17:25  Lars Andersen (Aalborg, Denmark)
Proper edge-colourings with restrictions on 2-coloured cycles

Please click here to see abstracts for the talks.

There will be a meal in a local restaurant afterwards (early, so that people can catch trains). Everyone is invited, the speakers go free! Please let Brigitte Calderon (b.calderon@reading.ac.uk) know beforehand if you wish to come, so that I can tell the restaurant how many to expect.

I acknowledge with thanks the help provided by the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Reading, and the continuing support of the BCC.                                                                                                                              Anthony Hilton


Please note that parking is limited on the Whiteknights Campus.  If you intend to drive here for the Colloquium you will need to display a temporary car parking permit.  To obtain a permit please contact b.calderon@reading.ac.uk.

A frequent bus service operates between Reading Railway Station (stop EK) and the University. See Claret 21 for the timetable.  Please have the correct fare ready (£2 for one trip) as the bus driver cannot give change.

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