Discrete Mathematics III Seminar
The Probabilistic Method

Winter 2016-17

FU Berlin, Mathematics and Informatics


This seminar continues along the lines of the Discrete Mathematics III course titled "The Probabilistic Method". The seminar will explore various topics in probabilistic combinatorics, including:


The seminar's material will be drawn from the following sources:

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Course Details


The seminar will be run by

Tibor Szabó
Arnimallee 3, Rm 211a
szabo at math dot fu-berlin dot de


A general prerequisite is familiarity with combinatorics and probability.

A formal prerequisite is the successful completion of the Probabilistic Method (Discrete Mathematics III) course taught in the Summer 2016 semester, or the consent of the instructor (please contact if necessary).


This course can be used as a Forschungsmodul or an Ergänzungsmodul in the Masters curriculum of the Freie Universität, or as an advanced seminar course in the curriculum of the Berlin Mathematical School.

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The seminar will meet on Mondays, 10:10 to 12:00, in Arnimallee 3, SR 130 (Hinterhaus).

Date Speaker Title
Nov 7 Tamás Intro to Designs
Nov 14 Shagnik Counting Steiner Triple Systems
Nov 21 Hoan Designs I [slides]
Nov 28 Brent Designs II [slides]
Dec 5 Patrick Designs III
Dec 12 Ander Designs IV
Jan 9 Vanessa Discrepancy I
Jan 16 Malte Geometry I
Jan 23 Malte Geometry II
Feb 6 Vincent Discrepancy II
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