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Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics

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Schedule and titles of talks

Abstracts of the talks can be found, in PDF format here.

Schedule for 21st May 2008

Schedule for 22nd May 2008

Wednesday 21st May
Queen Mary, University of London - start time 10.30
Talks will be held in the Maths Lecture Theatre (MLT). This is in the School of Mathematical Sciences, to which directions can be found here: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/about/location.shtml
Coffee will be available from 10.00 in Room 102 for early arrivals.
10.30 - 10.35 Welcome - Adrian Smith
10.40 - 11.20
Anthony Hilton - Partial latin squares, partial gerechte designs, list colouring and Hall's condition
11.25 - 12.05
Emil Vaughan - Completing partial gerechte designs
12.05 - 13.30
Lunch (own arrangements - options on campus and nearby)
13.30 - 14.10
Peter Borg - Extremal t-intersecting sub-families of hereditary families
14.15 - 14.55
Roland Haggkvist - Completion of partial Latin squares
14.55 - 15.35
Tea break
15.35 - 16.15
Imre Leader - Pursuit and evasion
16.20 - 17.00
Donald Keedwell - Something new (all Buchsteiner quasigroups are loops) and something old (a still-unsolved problem of integer sequences)

Dinner - An Indian restaurant near Queen Mary is booked for dinner at around 7pm, and colloquium attendees are invited to join the organisers and speakers for this. A comprehensive special menu at £16 per head will be available, and there are vegetarian alternatives instead. Those interested in attending should let Robert Johnson know on R.Johnson@qmul.ac.uk, including whether they would like the special menu, as these details need to be communicated to the restaurant two days in advance.
Thursday 22nd May
London School of Economics and Political Science - start time 10.00
Talks will be held in the New Theatre (E171), in the East Building. Directions and maps can be found here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/mapsAndDirections/Default.htm
The entrance to the East Building is on Houghton Street.

10.00 - 10.40
John Talbot - Turán problems in the hypercube
10.45 - 11.05
Coffee break
11.05 - 11.45
Petra Berenbrink - Convergence issues of congestion games
11.50 - 12.30
Oliver Riordan - Clique percolation
12.30 - 14.10
Lunch (own arrangements - options on campus and nearby)
14.10 - 15.10
"The Norman Biggs Lecture"
Reinhard Diestel - π1(|G|), earrings, and limits of free groups
15.10 - 15.35 Coffee break
15.35 - 16.15
David Wagner - A combinatorial proof of an identity for spanning trees
16.20 - 17.00
Deryk Osthus - Cycles in directed graphs

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