Sunday, March 6, 2016

[DMANET] Hales-Jewett conference

Conference announcement

50 Years of the Hales-Jewett Theorem (May 6-8, 2016)

In 1963, Alfred Hales and Robert Jewett proved a theorem on colourings of
the discrete cube. This theorem, the Hales-Jewett theorem, has since become
a cornerstone of Ramsey theory and extremal combinatorics. During the last
50 years, many extensions of the original Hales-Jewett theorem have been
proved by a series of outstanding mathematicians. The aim of this
conference is to bring together three generations of mathematicians working
on problems related to the famous theorem of Hales and Jewett.

This conference will take place May 6-8, 2016, on the campus of Western
Washington University in Bellingham, WA (located two hours north of Seattle
and one hour south of Vancouver). The conference will feature Alfred W.
Hales (UCLA) and Robert I. Jewett (WWU) as guests of honour. The honorary
scientific chair is Ronald L. Graham

The conference website is: Registration
is now open. There is no registration fee for the conference, but we ask
that participants register by April 4 to help for planning purposes. We
also ask that you please share this announcement with your friends and

Organizing committee:
Jozsef Solymosi UBC (chair)
Arpad Benyi WWU
Steve Butler ISU
Amites Sarkar WWU

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