BPML: A Combinatorial Journey to the Challenger Deep of Mathematics - Dr Jan Kurkofka

Watson Building - Lecture Theatre A (R15 on campus map), Zoom - registration required
Wednesday 29 November 2023 (19:00-20:00)

The Graph Minor Theorem, proved over a period of 20 years on 500 pages by Robertson and Seymour, is a landmark in Combinatorics and one of the deepest theorems that Mathematics has to offer. A graph, such as a social network, consists of vertices (people) and edges (friendships) that join pairs of vertices. Graphs come from applications ranging from electrical networks or biological networks to infrastructure networks or big data. We will begin our journey at the surface, no prerequisites required beyond curiosity, and then familiarise ourselves with the maths as we descend into the deep to have a look at what exactly lurks at the bottom.


Dr Jan KurkofkaDr Jan Kurkofka

All the Birmingham Popular Maths Lectures take place in Lecture Theatre A in the Watson Building and run from 19:00-20:00, with doors opening from 18:30.

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