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Mathematics Department

Colloquium Series

Spring 2018

All talks are from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the Colloquium room, unless otherwise specified.

Tea and cookies will be served in the Lecture room starting at 3:30 p.m.

  • Jan
    30
  • Perfection and Beyond
    Prof. Maria Chudnovsky
    Princeton University
    Location: Rickover 102
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    About 10 years ago one of the central open problems in graph theory at the time, the Strong Perfect Graph Conjecture, was solved. The proof used structural graph theory methods, and spanned 155 journal pages. The speaker was part of the team of authors of this mathematical beast. In this talk we will explain the problem, describe some of the ideas of the proof (that has since been shortened somewhat), and discuss exciting related problems that have been a subject of more recent research.
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