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School of Mathematical Sciences

30th British Combinatorial Conference

Monday 1 July – Friday 5 July 2024, Queen Mary University of London

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Speakers

Federico Ardila (SFSU)

Intersection Theory of Matroids: Variations on a Theme

Clay Lecturer

Photo credit: May-Li Khoe

Paul Balister

Erdős Covering Systems

Matthew Jenssen

The Cluster Expansion in Combinatorics

Shoham Letzter (UCL)

Sublinear Expanders and Their Applications

Richard Montgomery (Warwick)

Transversals in Latin Squares

Photo credit: Petra Lein, Copyright: MFO

 

Finite Field Models in Additive Combinatorics - Twenty Years On

Photo credit: Dan Komoda, Institute of Advanced Study

The Slice Rank Polynomial Method

Richard Rado Lecturer

Martin Skutella

An Introduction to Transshipments Over Time

Photo credit: Petra Lein, Copyright: MFO

 

Maya Stein (Universidad de Chile)

Oriented Trees and Paths in Digraphs

Mini-Symposia

Probabilistic Combinatorics organised by Gal Kronenberg (Oxford)

Extremal Combinatorics organised by Eoin Long (Birmingham) and Candida Bowtell (Warwick)

Combinatorial Optimisation organised by László Végh (LSE)

Combinatorial Geometry and Matroids organised by Felipe Rincón (QMUL) 

Designs/Algebraic Combinatorics organised by Sophie Huczynska (St Andrews)

Additive Combinatorics organised by Thomas Bloom (Oxford)

BCC PhD Prize in Combinatorics

The British Combinatorial Committee (BCC) announces its second BCC PhD Prize in Combinatorics, to be awarded at the 30th British Combinatorial Conference for an outstanding UK PhD thesis in the field of Combinatorics, broadly interpreted. Details concerning eligibility, the nomination process, dates, and the award of the prize can be found at the BCC PhD Thesis Prize webpage.

Contributed Talks

Participants will be encouraged to submit an abstract on a topic related to the conference and give a 20-minute presentation.

Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract on a topic relevant to the conference and give a presentation. The deadline for submission is 5th May, 2024. Please use the latex template provided below and send your abstract (both .tex and .pdf files) to the conference organisers at bcc-2024@qmul.ac.uk with the subject 'Abstract submission'.

YourFirstName-YourLastName.tex [DOC 3KB]

Registration

Registration for the 30th British Combinatorial Conference has now closed.

 

Conference Dinner

A barbecue will take place on the evening of Tuesday 2nd July. If you would like to attend the barbecue, please purchase a ticket via the conference registration link.

 

Travel and Accommodation

The conference will take place on Queen Mary's Mile End Campus, which is located between Stepney Green and Mile End tube stations.

Participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements, and are encouraged to book early to minimise cost and avoid disappointment.

The conference will take place on Queen Mary's Mile End Campus, which is located between Stepney Green and Mile End tube stations.

Participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements, and are encouraged to book early to minimise cost and avoid disappointment.

Options for budget accommodation include the following. They have not been inspected or endorsed by the conference.

 

Funding

Limited funding is available to support travel and accommodation of participants based in a developing country, junior participants (within 5 years of their PhD and not holding a permanent or tenure-track position), and UK-based PhD students.

To apply for support, please send and email titled 'Request for financial support' to bcc-2024@qmul.ac.uk and include a short CV, including a list of publications; in the case of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, a letter of support from the supervisor. Please also include an estimate of your costs and a statement that you do not have access to alternative funding to cover these costs.

The deadline for applications is 31st March, 2024. Funding decisions will be communicated well ahead of the registration deadline. Late applications will only be considered should funds remain unspent.

To receive support, participants must pay the registration fee and give a contributed talk at the conference.

Schedule

We expect many participants to arrive on Sunday evening. The academic schedule will run from 9am on Monday until 5pm on Friday.

Partners

We are grateful for financial support from the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society, and the British Combinatorial Committee. The conference is organised in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute.

Organising Committee

The principal organisers are Felix Fischer and Robert Johnson.

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