UM Math Graduate Students Seminar

Rafael S. González D'León
University of Miami

will present

What is... a Matroid?

Friday, September 09, 2011, 4:00pm
Ungar Building Room 402

Abstract:A concept introduced by H. Whitney in the 30's. A matroid is a rich combinatorial structure that arises naturally in vector spaces, graphs, field extensions, stable polynomials, etc... It has a great variety of descriptions and applications. We will discuss the definition and some notions and examples that motivate the theory.

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