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Conference Postponement: Combinatorics 2020/2022

  Dear Colleagues I inform that, due to the Coronavirus emergency, the organizers have decided that the Conference "Combinatorics 2021" will NOT take place 31 May - 4 June 2021. This event was already a postponed version of "Combinatorics 2020"   originally scheduled for 1-5 June 2020. The event is rescheduled for 30 May - 3 June 2022, another year ahead. The Conference will thus hopefully become a "Combinatorics 2022" at Mantua (Italy). The pandemic situation in Europe is known. The Italian Government is going back and forth with partial openings and limitations. Travelling from one region to another one is currently forbidden, unless strictly necessary. The vaccine campaign has not properly taken off yet. The Organizing Committee feels that no reasonable planning is possible for June 2021 under these circumstances. At the same time we felt that we did not want to turn this Conference into a virtual event. Whence our decision for a further postponement.

Combinatoricists in the news

 https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/three-mathematicians-we-lost-in-2020 The ICA Blog has posted http://combinatoricsinstitute.blogspot.com/2020/04/in-memoriam-john-conway.html In Memoriam John Conway and http://combinatoricsinstitute.blogspot.com/2020/08/in-memoriam-ron-graham.html In Memoriam Ron Graham Three Mathematicians We Lost in 2020 John Conway, Ronald Graham, and Freeman Dyson all explored the world with their minds.

Combinatoricists in the news

 One of those articles that was very cool in the 1990s has made a reappearance in a new blog post.  Check out: 12 Life Lessons From Mathematician and Philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota https://fs.blog/2021/02/gian-carlo-rota/

Combinatorics in the news

 https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2020/12/combinatorial-theory-launches/ The eScholarship Publishing program of the University of California is pleased to announce the launch of  Combinatorial Theory , a new mathematics journal expecting its first issue in Spring 2021. This journal will publish papers in Combinatorics, an active area of mathematical research with applications throughout the mathematical, computational and natural sciences.  Combinatorial Theory  is owned by mathematicians who believe in the importance of unfettered access to research as a means of engaging the global combinatorial community. As such, it is an open access publication, with no fees for authors or readers. 

Combinatoricists in the news

 https://austms.org.au/awards-for-australian-mathematicians/?fbclid=IwAR3CnLwUrE6jonS6O4Ak1gwb99GQz0sN2mSE_6M578YIOHk7GQLnbor73LY The  Australian Mathematical Society Medal  is awarded to a member of the Society under the age of 40, for distinguished research in the mathematical sciences. This year the Medal is awarded to  Associate Professor Luke Bennetts  of the University of Adelaide for work on mathematics applied to geophysical problems, in particular wave-ice interaction and catastrophic ice-shelf disintegration in polar regions, and also ocean wave energy harvesting and acoustic metamaterials. The  George Szekeres Medal  is awarded biennally for a sustained outstanding contribution to the mathematical sciences in Australia by a Society member. This year it is awarded jointly to  Professor Nalini Joshi, AO  of the University of Sydney, and  Professor Ole Warnaar  of the University of Queensland. The AustMS awards an annual  Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) , to recogn

Combinatorics in the news

 https://www.quantamagazine.org/mit-undergraduate-math-student-pushes-frontier-of-graph-theory-20201130/?fbclid=IwAR0JEIZqokv7WZ_PWlGgJcVjbChLLDdHLu9OWNN_765UDvCnmStlmonGC9U Undergraduate Math Student Pushes Frontier of Graph Theory At 21, Ashwin Sah has produced a body of work that senior mathematicians say is nearly unprecedented for a college student. "The May proof focused on an important feature of combinatorics called Ramsey numbers, which quantify how big a graph (a collection of dots, or vertices, connected by edges) can get before it necessarily contains a certain kind of substructure. ... Sah’s proof, in contrast, improved the upper bound for two-color Ramsey numbers. He achieved it by optimizing a method that originated with Erdős and Szekeres, and which a small number of mathematicians have managed to improve since. Sah’s result proves that once a graph reaches a certain size, it inevitably contains a clique of some corresponding size. Many in the field see Sah’s proof

Combinatoricists in the news

 https://www.ams.org/news?news_id=6484&fbclid=IwAR3qkXjmlrWF8BwR3ZIMOp__gRUXxG5hRe8jfWsbZTs4e7lMdthl5iuwMIk From the article: Noga Alon and Joel Spencer receive 2021 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition December 01, 2020 The 2021 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition will be awarded to  Noga Alon  and  Joel Spencer  for their book,  The Probabilistic Method , published by Wiley & Sons Inc. in 1992. Now in its fourth edition,  The Probabilistic Method  is an invaluable toolbox for both the beginner and the experienced researcher in discrete probability. It brings together through one unifying perspective a variety of results and methods, linked to applications in graph theory, combinatorics, number theory, and geometry. This enduring book has been used worldwide. Much-cited by significant papers in leading journals, it functions as both on-ramp and toolbox.  The Probabilistic Method  has its roots in the work of Paul Erdős, and this volume brings together a dizzying array