Title: What I Did Last Summer: Pebbling at the REU
Speaker: Kellen Myers, Rutgers University
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:10pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
In combinatorics, REU problems are often very much like the best research questions -- easy to state and quite hands-on, but much deeper and more difficult to prove than they seem at first. I will introduce graph pebbling, work through some examples (audience involvement will be encouraged), and present some basic results. I will then discuss Graham's conjecture and partial results to that effect and describe some of the work the DIMACS REU students did this summer (in which I was tangentially involved).
Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminars