Geometric and topological graph theory (13w5091)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Sunday, September 29 and departing Friday October 4, 2013


Bojan Mohar (Simon Fraser University)

Janos Pach (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and Renyi Institute)

(Princeton University)

Robin Thomas (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Carsten Thomassen (Technical University of Denmark)


This workshop will be a continuation of a highly successful BIRS workshop that some of us have organized in 2006 (see At that time we have focused of bringing together researchers working in topological graph theory with those working in geometric graph theory and crossing numbers. This time we shall also include some of the main protagonists in newly emerging area of Computational topology (H. Edelsbrunner, J. Erickson, E. Colin de Verdiere, S. Cabello). We intend to invite a number of graduate students and postdocs. They have specialised in one of the areas, and here they will be able learn a great deal about the methods, results and open problems in the areas of topological graph theory, geometric graph theory and computational topology.