Discrete Mathematics Days in the Northeast

This conference series is a continuation of the CoNE conferences that were held at Smith College for 9 years and the more recent ``Discrete Math Days in New England''. If you would like to host one of these meetings at your institution, please contact one of the members of the steering committee. We have a current NSA grant to defray most of the expenses of hosting a meeting.


Discrete Mathematics Day at Mt. Holyoke College
Saturday, April 16, 2005, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mount Holyoke College
Kendade 305

Cleveland L1, Science Center
South Hadley MA 01075

Peter Cameron, Queen Mary University of London Symmetry, Structure, and Counting

Jonathan Farley (Harvard Univ.): The Independence of the Conditions in Rado's Generalization of Hall's Marriage Theorem

Vera Pless, University of Illinois at Chicago, Formally Self-dual codes
Dylan Thurston, Harvard University, From Dominoes to Hexagons and Beyond
Brigitte Servatius, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Rigidity and Global Rigidity
Conference website

9:30-10:15 Registration, coffee, refreshments in Kendade 305
10:15 Vera Pless (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago)
11:15 Brigitte Servatius (Worcester Poly. Univ.)
12:15 Lunch in Kendade Atrium
2:00 Dylan Thurston (Harvard Univ.)
3:00 Jonathan Farley (Harvard Univ.)
4:00 Peter Cameron (Queen Mary, Univ. of London)

Local Organizers:
Jillian McLeod, (413) 538-2683
Harriet Pollatsek, (413) 538-2341

Supported by Mount Holyoke College, the Clare Boothe Luce Foundation, and the National Security Agency.

Discrete Mathematics Day at Wesleyan

Saturday, February 26, 2005, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Wesleyan University
Middletown CT 06459

Speakers: Diane Maclagan (Rutgers): Holes in semigroups,
Igor Pak (MIT): The nature of partition bijections,
Ileana Streinu (Smith College): Pebble game algorithms with inverse Ackermann complexity for body-and-bar rigidity,
Ann Trenk (Wellesley College): The fractional weak discrepancy of a partially ordered set,
Julianna Tymoczko (University of Michigan): Noncrossing partitions and ad-nilpotent ideals

Local Organizer: Karen L. Collins, kcollins@wesleyan.edu, 860-685-2169

Supported by Wesleyan University and the National Security Agency.
For more information about the conference series, contact either rose@bard.edu or mathdept@bard.edu

Discrete Mathematics Day, Fall 2004
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Saturday, October 9th, 2004
Olin Language Center, Room 115
9:30am - 5:00pm (first talk at 10:15)

Natalie Priebe Frank (Vassar College) : An Introduction to Substitution Tilings and their Graphs
Robert McGrail (Bard College): Sorting the Sortable from the Unsortable
Rosa Orellano (Dartmouth College): Kronecker products of the symmetric group and partition algebras
Ricky Pollack (NYU-Courant Institute): A New Methodology in Geometric Transversal Theory
Marjorie Senechal (Smith College): Quasicrystals and the Golden Rhombohedra

Supported by Bard College and the National Security Agency.
For more information about the conference or the conference series, contact either rose@bard.edu or mathdept@bard.edu

Members of the Steering Committee

Seth Chaiken, University at Albany (SUNY),

Cristian Lenart, University at Albany (SUNY),