C&O + PMath Joint Colloquium: Lukas Nabergall

Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Title: The Erdos-Szekeres theorem 

Speaker: Lukas Nabergall
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Zoom: Contact Maxwell Levit

Abstract: 

What lies at the intersection of combinatorial geometry, graph theory, order theory, analysis, and statistics? Why, only one of the most beautiful theorems you may have never heard of. Let me take you on a journey from early 20th century Budapest through to the heights of modern mathematics and show you why this classic result of Erdos and Szekeres is worth adding to your mathematical repertoire. Along the way we'll even see a proof so good it must come from The Book.