Institute for Mathematical Sciences Programs & Activities
New Directions in Combinatorics
(9 - 27 May 2016)
- Ka Hin Leung (National University of Singapore)
- Bernhard Schmidt (Nanyang Technological University)
- Qing Xiang (University of Delaware)
- Yeow Meng Chee (Nanyang Technological University)
- Cheng Yeaw Ku (National University of Singapore)
- Siu Lun Ma (National University of Singapore)
The main focus of our program is on the areas of Design Theory and Additive Combinatorics. Design Theory originally deals with problems of arranging objects according to certain rules. In recent years, it has found important applications in Computer Science, Statistics, and Digital Communication. In particular, there is a wide variety of applications of Designs Theory in Coding and Cryptography. Additive Combinatorics is an area connecting Additive Number Theory and Combinatorics, which has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. In particular, methods from Combinatorics have been used successfully to attack deep problems in Number Theory. The aim of the program is to bring together academic researchers in Design Theory and Additive Combinatorics to explore new techniques and problems that related these two areas.
The program consists of mini-courses, one workshop and two weeks of informal discussions involving well-established experts as well as PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
- Week 1 - 2, Informal Discussion
- Week 3, Workshop, Mini-Courses on Designs and Additive Combinatorics, 23 - 27 May 2016
- An Afternoon of Activities, 25 May 2016
Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics, NUS
- Public Lecture
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Apple vs Samsung: a Mathematical Battle
Students and researchers who are interested in attending these activities are requested to complete the online registration form.
The following do not need to register:
- Those invited to participate.
- IMS Auditorium
- Block S17, #04-06, Seminar Room 1, Department of Maths, NUS, Singapore 119076 25 May afternoon