29th British Combinatorial Conference
Monday 11th July-Friday 15th July 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton (Clay Lecturer), "Fair partitions"
Illinois, "Hypergraph Turan problems in l_2-norm"
Weizmann, "Expanders and codes"
Bristol, "Intersection problems in extremal combinatorics"
Rome, "Finite geometry and extremal graph theory"
UCL, "Rainbow subgraphs and their applications"
LSE, "Linear programming and the circuit imbalance measure"
Rome, "Explicit bounds in graph minors"
Georgia Tech, "Combinatorics of tropical geometry"
The Mini-symposia will be:
Additive combinatorics (organised by Ben Green, Oxford)
- Natasha Morrison (University of Victoria)
- Akshat Mudgal (Oxford)
- Sarah Peluse (Princeton)
- Freddie Manners* (TBC, UC San Diego)
Designs and algebraic structures (organised by Leonard Soicher, Queen Mary), speakers:
- R.A. Bailey (St Andrews)
- Peter Cameron (St Andrews)
- Dean Crnković (University of Rijeka)
- Andrea Švob (Rijeka)
Extremal combinatorics (organised by Peter Keevash, Oxford and Katherine Staden, Open University), speakers:
- Candida Bowtell (Warwick)
- Noam Lifshitz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Mathias Schacht (Hamburg)
- Richard Montgomery (Warwick)
Matroids and combinatorial geometry (organised by Bill Jackson, Queen Mary and Bernd Schulze, Lancaster), speakers:
- Daniel Bernstein (Tulane)
- Alex Fink (QMUL)
- Georg Grasegger (RICAM, Linz)
- Shin-Ichi Tanigawa (Tokyo)
Probabilistic combinatorics (organised by Stefanie Gerke, Royal Holloway), speakers:
- Paul Balister (Oxford)
- Stefan Glock (ETH Zurich)
- Mark Jerrum (QMUL)
- Gal Kronenberg (Oxford)
Induced subgraphs (organised by Marthe Bonamy, CNRS Bordeaux and Alex Scott, Oxford)
- Tara Abrishami (Princeton)
- Édouard Bonnet (ENS Lyon)
- Paweł Rzążewski (Warsaw)
- Michael Savery (Oxford)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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).
Registration is now closed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
We are grateful for financial support from the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society, 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.