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Student Combinatorics

Date:  Monday, March 28, 2022
Location:  3866 East Hall (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  Categorification of the Graph Minor Theorem

Abstract:   In 2004, Neil Robertson and Paul Seymour proved the Graph Minor Theorem, which says that every minor-closed collection of graphs can be characterized by a finite family of forbidden minors. This was later categorified by Eric Ramos and Nicholas Proudfoot, using the machinery of Gröbner categories by Steven Sam and Andrew Snowden. In this talk, we'll introduce graph minors and their categorification, and provide an application to configuration spaces of graphs.


Speaker:  AJ Tao
Institution:  Brown University

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