The Eighteenth Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) will take place
on the campus of UC Davis, Saturday, April 4, 2009 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All
talks will be held in Room 1147 in the Mathematical Science Building.
BADMath Days are one-day meetings aimed at facilitating communication between researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco Bay Area. These days happen twice a year and strive to create an informal atmosphere to talk about discrete mathematics. The term "discrete mathematics" is chosen to include at least the following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial Aspects of Computational Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial Optimization, Probabilistic Combinatorics, Combinatorial Aspects of Statistics, and Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics.
Click here for a printable version of the poster.
There is no registration fee, but please fill out this registration form on or before Wednesday, March 25. (The registration is closed.) This is essential so that we know how much food to get for lunch.
Lunch will be provided on-site (if you registered). There will also be a dinner following the conference, subsidized by a donation from the D.E. Shaw Group, and everyone is more than invited to attend. Both will be vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.
The schedule is listed below. For abstracts, scroll over the title or, to see
all at once, go to the abstracts page.
|9:00-10:00am||Welcome and refreshments|
MSRI/Arizona State University
|k-equal subspace arrangements revisited|
|11:15-11:45am||Sandra Di Rocco
|The geometry of Cayley polytopes|
University of Utah
|The graph of monomial ideals|
|12:30- 2:00pm||Lunch: provided on-site|
|2:00- 2:30pm||Rachel Esselstein
California State University, Monterey Bay
|Local Properties of Colored Graphs|
|2:45- 3:15pm||Laura Matusevich
Texas A & M University
|Monomial ideals and hypergeometric equations|
|3:15- 4:00pm||Coffee and tea|
|4:00- 5:00pm||Susan Holmes
|Random threshold graphs, their limits and applications|
|6:00- 8:00pm||Dinner: at Hunan in downtown Davis|
We will be helping to organize carpools. If you are driving and have room for passengers or if you would like to be a passenger, then please contact a local organizer near you.
It is possible to take public transit to UCD on BAD Math Day. The Amtrak Capitol Corridor has a station in Davis. See the Amtrak website for schedules and the station nearest you (there is a station in Richmond which is BART accessible). The train ride from Richmond is roughly 70 minutes. Here is a map, which shows both the Davis Amtrak Station and Mathematical Sciences Building. It also includes a suggested walking route between the station and the MSB. Please allow 15-20 minutes for the walk.
The BADMath Committee:
The Eighteenth Bay Area Discrete Mathematics Day is kindly
UC Davis Mathematics,
D. E. Shaw.