Title: | Ford Circles, Euclidean Rings, and Graph Coloring |

Speaker: | Lon Mitchell Associate Editor Mathematical Reviews American Mathematical Society Ann Arbor, MI |

Abstract: | A research problem concerning the Colin de Verdiere number of a graph recently led me on a journey that provides a great example of the interconnected nature of mathematics. We'll take a relaxing cruise through some of the topics involved, including ideas from Analysis, Algebra, Geometry, and Graph Theory, see how they all fit together, and talk about some of the mysteries that remain. Only knowledge of basic arithmetic is needed. |

Location: | Palenske 227 |

Date: | 11/7/2013 |

Time: | 3:30 PM |

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