UM Math Graduate Student Seminar

Alexander Lazar
University of Miami

will present

The Chip-Firing Game

Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:00pm
Ungar Building Room 402


The chip-firing game (a.k.a. the Abelian Sandpile Model) is a dynamical system on graphs, introduced by Bak, Tang, and Wiesenfeld in the 1980s. In this talk, we will discuss a minor variant of the original model, with specific emphasis on its connection to certain graph invariants (e.g., the number of spanning trees of the graph).


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