Discrete Mathematics Day 2011: June 9, 2011

Program pdf. file

In the framework of the doctoral program DK, on June, 9, 2011, a scientific meeting with the title Discrete Mathematics Day will be organized. The guest University is TU Graz. It is expected that all members of the DK program, both professors and students, will attend the meeting.

There will be one plenary talk, and short talks and poster presentations by the DK students.

Plenary talk: Prof. Krattenthaler (University of Vienna)
Title: Fuß-Catalan Combinatorics
Abstract: The past few years have seen the emergence of a new research branch at the interface of combinatorics, algebra and geometry: "Fuß-Catalan combinatorics," as some people call it. It has been observed that there are several sets of objects associated to reflection groups, such as the (generalised) non-crossing partitions of Armstrong, the generalised cluster complex of Fomin and Reading, certain regions in the extended Shi arrangement, the geometric chains of Athanasiadis, etc., which are all enumerated by the (Fuß)-Catalan numbers associated to the underlying reflection group. Why this is so is only partially understood. I shall give a (definitely incomplete) survey of these recent developments.

Program: Thursday, June 9, 2011

10:45 - 11:00 Introduction and opening
11:00 - 11:50 Prof. Krattenthaler (University of Vienna)
Title: Fuß-Catalan Combinatorics
12:00 - 12:30 2 short talks: DK students (each max. 15 min)
Talk 1: Dijana Kreso
Talk 2: Marko Raseta
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch buffet for all participants
14:00 - 14:45 3 short talks: DK students
Talk 3: Fabrizio Barroero
Talk 4: Alina Bazarova
Talk 5: Florian Lehner
14:45 - 15:30 Poster session - DK students
Poster 1: Nina Schmuck
Poster 2: Johannes Cuno
Poster 3: Christopher Frei
Poster 4: Ante Custic
Poster 5: Daniel Smertnig
Poster 6: Milton Minervino

Everyone wishing to attend this event is invited and kindly asked to send a confirmation email at discrete@tugraz.at