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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — 1:03 PM EDT

Title: Graph coloring of graphs with large girth is hard for the Nullstellensatz

Speaker: Julián Romero Affiliation: University of Waterloo Zoom: Contact Sharat Ibrahimpur

Abstract:

In this talk we will discuss a method to solve combinatorial problems using hierarchies of systems of linear equations using Hilbert's Nullstellensatz. In particular, we will study the behaviour of these hierarchies for deciding the non-$k$-colorabilty of graphs.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — 2:30 PM EDT

Title: Sandpiles and representation theory

Speaker: Victor Reiner Affiliation: University of Minnesota Zoom: Contact Karen Yeats

Abstract:

For an undirected graph, its sandpile group is an interesting isomorphism invariant-- it is a finite abelian group that describes the integer cokernel of the graph's Laplacian matrix.

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