Infinite Graphs (07w5117)


(University of Hamburg)

Gena Hahn (University of Montreal)

Bojan Mohar (Simon Fraser University)

Paul Seymour (Princeton University)

Robin Thomas (Georgia Institute of Technology)


Understanding the infinite in general and infinite graphs in particular, allows us to find structure and to discover order and beauty where at first sight only chaos reigns, even in some very down-to-earth finite problems. From October 14-19, 2007, some of the world's experts in infinite graphs will gather at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). This workshop is only the third of such meetings in twenty years.

This workshop focuses on infinite graphs both an object of study in their own right and in connection with related areas of mathematics, such as combinatorial and geometric group theory, general and algebraic topology, or model and set theory. There will be three featured series of talks, by R.Aharoni on infinite matching theory, by R.Diestel on graphs with ends from a topological perspective, and by L.Soukup on infinite combinatorial aspects of graphs.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).