Discrete Geometry and Combinatorics Seminar
Fall 2013
Mondays 2:30 PM to 3:30 in Malott 206 

Topics of interest are discrete geometry and algebraic combinatorics, including the geometry and combinatorics of polyhedra, enumeration in partially ordered sets and triangulations, matroid theory, the theory of rigid and flexible frameworks, tilings, packing, and graph theory.

This seminar is run jointly by Louis Billera (billera@math.cornell.edu), Bob Connelly (connelly@math.cornell.edu) and Ed Swartz (ebs@math.cornell.edu). Please feel free to suggest speakers or volunteer to speak.

For the schedule of previous talks in this seminar: previous years, Fall 2012, Spring 2013.


9/2/2013 Labor Day  
9/9/2013 Marcelo Aguiar, Cornell The ring of graphs and the chromatic polynomial
9/16/2013 Farbod Shokrieh, Cornell Divisors on graphs, binomial and monomial ideals, and cellular resolutions
9/23/2013 Greg Kuperberg, UC Davis Probabilistic existence of t-designs and other regular combinatorial structures
9/30/2013 Bob Connelly Universally Rigid Frameworks
10/7/2013 Karola Mészáros Product formulas for the volumes of flow polytopes
10/14/2013 Fall Break  
10/21/2013 Thomas Lam, U. Michigan Polypositroids
10/28/2013 Natasha Blitvić, Berkeley and Indiana U. Combinatorics of non-commutative probability
11/4/2013 John Pike, Cornell Eigenfunctions for random walks on hyperplane arrangements
11/11/2013 Bruno Benedetti, Berlin & Providence Metric geometry and the diameter of polytopes
11/18/2013 Kyle Wilson, CS, Cornell The Geometry of Structure from Motion Problems
11/25/2013 Ed Swartz Minimal triangulations for an infinite family of three-dimensional lens spaces
12/2/2013 Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University Positroids, non-crossing partitions, and positively oriented matroids

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Last updated: November 20, 2013