The Erdős-Ko-Rado Theorem, generalisations and beyond

Speaker: 

Adam Mammoliti

Affiliation: 

UNSW

Date: 

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 10:00am

Venue: 

RC-M032, The Red Centre, UNSW

Abstract: 

Extremal Set Theory is a branch of Extremal Combinatorics where one characterises the maximum size of a family of sets with certain restriction on them. The Erdős-Ko-Rado Theorem is a classical result in Extremal Set Theory and since its discovery, it has been extensively researched and generalised. In this talk an introduction of the Erdős-Ko-Rado Theorem is given as well as some generalisations and analogous results for other structures such as vector spaces over a finite field. Open problems as well as new possible directions of research are given for a particular generalisation of the Erdős-Ko-Rado Theorem. 

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