Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics (09w5035)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Sunday, August 23 and departing Friday August 28, 2009


(Tel Aviv University)

(McGill University)

(ETH, Zurich)


The workshop will focus specifically on several major research topics in
modern Combinatorics. These topics include Extremal Problems for Graphs and
Set Systems, Ramsey Theory, Combinatorial Number Theory, Combinatorial
Geometry, Random Graphs, Probabilistic Methods. We aim to foster
interaction between researchers in these rather diverse fields, to discuss
recent progress and to communicate new results. We would also like to put
an emphasis on the exchange of ideas, approaches and techniques between
Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics. We also expect the participants
to have many fruitful discussions that will lead to new ideas and joint
research. Another aim is to use this forum to make state-of-the-art
probabilistic and extremal techniques available to a broader audience, in
particular to graduate students.

Given the fast development in recent years of probabilistic and extremal
techniques and their applications to various disciplines in mathematics and
outside it, it seems an appropriate time to bring together researchers
representing the whole spectrum of Probabilistic and Extremal
Combinatorics, so as to consolidate our knowledge at present and set new
horizons for future discoveries.