Geometric models

29th British Combinatorial Conference

Monday 11th July-Friday 15th July 2022

bcc2022@lancaster.ac.uk

Warning - we have become aware of a phishing scam where you may be emailed requesting arrival/departure dates to secure your place at the conference. This is not legitimate. Registration will follow the process below. If we need to contact you, this will come from the official @lancaster.ac.uk e-mail addresses of the organisers or via the conference e-mail address bcc2022@lancaster.ac.uk

Speakers

  • Noga Alon

    Princeton (Clay Lecturer), "Fair partitions"

  • Jozsef Balogh

    Illinois, "Hypergraph Turan problems in l_2-norm"

  • Irit Dinur

    Weizmann, "Expanders and codes"

  • Laszlo Vegh

    LSE, "Linear programming and the circuit imbalance measure"

  • Paul Wollan

    Rome, "Explicit bounds in graph minors"

  • Josephine Yu

    Georgia Tech, "Combinatorics of tropical geometry"

The Mini-symposia will be:

Additive combinatorics (organised by Ben Green, Oxford)

Designs and algebraic structures (organised by Leonard Soicher, Queen Mary), speakers:

Extremal combinatorics (organised by Peter Keevash, Oxford and Katherine Staden, Open University), speakers:

Matroids and combinatorial geometry (organised by Bill Jackson, Queen Mary and Bernd Schulze, Lancaster), speakers:

Probabilistic combinatorics (organised by Stefanie Gerke, Royal Holloway), speakers:

Induced subgraphs (organised by Marthe Bonamy, CNRS Bordeaux and Alex Scott, Oxford)

Contributed talks

All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract on a topic related to the conference and give a 20-minute presentation. The deadline to submit abstracts is May 15th. Please use the latex file provided - BCC2022 Abstract LaTeX template - and send your completed abstract (in both .tex and .pdf form) to the conference organisers at bcc2022@lancaster.ac.uk.

Timetable

A detailed timetable will appear here in due course. To help participants plan their travel, we expect many participants to arrive on Sunday evening. The academic schedule will run from 9am Monday until 5pm Friday. On Monday evening there will be a wine reception. There will be no talks on Wednesday afternoon to allow for the usual excursion and conference dinner. Following the established tradition there will be a concert on the Tuesday evening.

Social Events

Following the tradition, there will be a concert organised by BCC musicians.

There will be a conference dinner on the Wednesday evening at Forrest Hills (pictured below) consisting of a barbeque buffet. Places are limited - to sign-up for this dinner at a cost of £30 per person (including free drink and coach travel to venue) follow this link. Update 1st April 2022 - sold out. You can still indicate interest when pre-registering and if places become available, we will let you know.

On the Wednesday afternoon there will be a coach trip to Brockhole on Windermere in the English Lake District. Sign-up here for this trip at a cost of £12 per person (again, places are limited). Update 1st April 2022 - sold out. You can still indicate interest when pre-registering and if places become available, we will let you know.

Travel and Local Information

The University provides information on travelling to Lancaster. The BCC will principally be based in the George Fox Building (GFX on the campus map).

There are lots of places to eat on campus, details can be found here and here.

Registration

Registration is now closed.

Accommodation

The organisers have reserved a number of on-campus rooms arriving Sunday and departing Friday at a rate of £48.30 p/night. Update 10th May - this accommodation is now sold out. The Visit Lancaster site provides links to a variety of other local accommodation.

Funding and Financial Support

We are grateful to the LMS, the Clay Institute, Heilbronn Institute and Foundation Compositio Mathematica for providing funding. If you are based in a developing country, are an early career researcher (within 5 years of your PhD and not yet holding a permanent or tenure track academic position) or are a UK based PhD student, then you are eligible to apply for this funding to cover part, or all, of your accommodation and travel expenses. Note that the funding is limited, hence if you have access to other funding then please use that.

Applicants should submit a short CV (including a publication list) and, in the case of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, a letter of support from your supervisor. To receive support, you must commit to paying the registration fee and giving a contributed talk at the conference.

The deadline to apply is February 28th 2021 and applications should be e-mailed to bcc2022@lancaster.ac.uk. Results will be announced by March 14th ahead of the registration deadline. Late applications will only be accepted should funds remain unspent.

For UK-based mathematicians with caring duties the LMS has a Caring Supplementary Grant scheme which allows participants to apply for help covering caring costs.‌‌

Partners

We are grateful for financial support from the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications, the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR), the UKRI/EPSRC Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences, the Foundation Compositio Mathematica and the British Combinatorial Committee. The BCC is organised in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute.

Organising Committee

The principal organisers are Tony Nixon and Sean Prendiville.