Tuesday, March 26, 2013

[DMANET] LMS-EPSRC short instructional course on random graphs, geometry and asymptotic structure (19-23 August 2013)

This is the first announcement of a short course on aspects of the theory of random structures that will take place at the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham this summer. It is kindly sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Title: LMS-EPSRC short instructional course on Random Graphs, Geometry and Asymptotic Structure

Dates: 19 - 23 August 2013

Venue: University of Birmingham

Application deadline: 8 July 2013

Lecturers: Michael Krivelevich (Tel Aviv University)
Konstantinos Panagiotou (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München)
Mathew Penrose (University of Bath)

Special guest speaker: Colin McDiarmid (University of Oxford)

Organizers: Nikolaos Fountoulakis and Dan Hefetz (University of Birmingham)

The objectives of this course are two-fold:

1. to provide an introduction to recent developments and techniques for classical problems in the theory of random graphs;

2. to cover geometric and topological aspects of the theory of random graphs and introduce participants to the diversity and the depth of the combinatorial, probabilistic and analytical methods that have been invented in this context.

The three main lecture course topics are:

. Long paths and hamiltonicity in random graphs (M. Krivelevich, Tel Aviv University)

. Random graphs from restricted classes (K. Panagiotou, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)

. Random geometric graphs (M. D. Penrose, University of Bath)

There will also be a special guest lecture: Random planar graphs (C. McDiarmid, University of Oxford)

Additional information can be found here: http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/combinatorics/LMS-EPSRC/index.html
as well as through the LMS webpage: http://www.lms.ac.uk/events/forthcoming-short-courses

This short course is aimed at research students, post-docs and those working in industry. The number of participants is restricted and a successful application is necessary for an invitation. Those interested are advised to make an early application. An application form can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3CDNQ6L

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