SMS scnews item created by Anthony Henderson at Thu 1 Mar 2007 1140
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 16 Mar 2007
Calendar1: 16 Mar 2007 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375
CalTitle1: Algebra Seminar: Britz -- Codes, matroids, designs, and graphs - and big polynomials
Auth: anthonyh@asti.maths.usyd.edu.au

Algebra Seminar

Codes, matroids, designs, and graphs - and big polynomials

Thomas Britz

16th March, 12:05-12:55pm, Carslaw 375


Abstract

Matroids are combinatorial objects that generalise mathematical objects from linear algebra, graph theory, matching theory, and many other areas.

In this talk, I will present several ways in which classical results from coding theory may be generalized with respect to matroids, and I will explain why such generalizations are interesting. Designs, graphs, and some big polynomials will be making guest appearances.

The talk is intended for a general audience.


After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

See the Algebra Seminar web page for information about other seminars in the series.

Anthony Henderson anthonyh@maths.usyd.edu.au.



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