Triangle Lectures in Combinatorics (TLC)

These are a series of combinatorial workshops, held once per semester, each on a Saturday. The series began with its first meeting in spring 2010. They rotate among the universities in and around the Research Triangle. Participants come from numerous colleges and universities within a few hours drive, and some from even farther away. These workshops are funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, in particular enabling us to bring in four exciting speakers to give one hour talks each time as well as funding travel expenses for participants.

TLC steering committee: Patricia Hersh (NCSU), Ezra Miller (Duke), Gabor Pataki (UNC Chapel Hill), Nathan Reading (NCSU), and Seth Sullivant (NCSU).

Upcoming meeting: Saturday October 3, 2015, 9:15am -- 6pm.

Location: Duke University (Physics building, room 128).

Speakers: Yuliy Baryshnikov (UIUC), Susan Holmes (Stanford), Dana Randall (Georgia Tech), and John Shareshian (Washington University in St. Louis).

Organizing committee:Sayan Mukherjee, chair (Duke), John Harer (Duke), Patricia Hersh (NCSU), and Mauro Maggioni (Duke).

Preregistration: please send email to (Patricia Hersh) to preregister. This is very helpful in our planning how much coffee, etc. to have at coffee breaks and for our obtaining funding to support these meetings.

Participant Travel Expense Reimbursement: we have some funding available for some participants, especially for early-career participants. Most of this is restricted to U.S. citizens, and what is available to others still requires that the participants be employed at a U.S. university. To request funding please fill out the form here.

Poster Session: This meeting of a Triangle Lectures in Combinatorics will have a poster session. To request a slot in the poster session please fill out the following webform. There will be 10 poster slots in total and all reasonable posters will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Friday Colloquium: in addition to the conference talks at Duke on Satuday, Oct. 3rd, there will also be a math colloquium talk by Persi Diaconis at 4pm on Friday, Oct. 2nd at North Carolina State University (in Raleigh NC, which is about 30 minutes drive from Duke).

Saturday Triangle Lectures in Combinatorics Schedule:

9:15-10am, coffee and bagels
10-11am, Talk, TBA
11-11:30am, coffee break
11:30am-12:30pm, Talk, TBA
12:30-2:30pm, lunch break
2:30-3:30pm, Talk, TBA
3:30-4pm, coffee break
4-5pm, Talk, TBA
5-6pm, Poster Session
6:30pm, somewhat informal conference dinner at local restaurant.

Parking: available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage (PG4) for $5 for the day. This is across the street from the Physics Building.

Hotel suggestions:

Hilton Durham, 919-383-8033, 3800 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC
Millenium Hotel, 919-383-8495, 2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC
Brookwood Inn, 877-616-2306, 2306 Elba St, Durham, NC

Preregistered Participants (so far):

Justin Allman (Duke)
Emily Barnard (NCSU)
Yuliy Baryshnikov (UIUC)
Greg Bell (UNC Greensboro)
Yue Cai (U Kentucky)
Persi Diaconis (Stanford)
Patricio Gallardo (U. Georgia)
John Harer (Duke)
Patricia Hersh (NCSU)
Gabor Hetyei (UNC Charlotte)
Susan Holmes (Stanford)
Austin Lawson (UNC Greensboro)
Mauro Maggioni (Duke)
Thomas McConville (MIT)
Carl Meyer (NCSU)
Ezra Miller (Duke)
Kailash Misra (NCSU)
Sayan Mukherjee (Duke)
Patrik Noren (NCSU)
Gabor Pataki (UNC Chapel Hill)
Shira Polster (NCSU)
Dana Randall (Georgia Tech)
Nathan Reading (NCSU)
Radmila Sazdanovik (NCSU)
John Shareshian (Washington University in St. Louis)
Cliff Smyth (UNC Greensboro)
Grace Stadnyk (NCSU)
Seth Sullivant (NCSU)
Ashleigh Thomas (Duke)
Tzvetalin Vassilev (Nippising University)
Cynthia Vinzant (NCSU)

Past meetings:

Eleventh meeting: February 21, 2015 at NCSU
Speakers: Matthew Baker (Georgia Tech), Henry Cohn (Microsoft New England), Lionel Levine (Cornell), and Anne Schilling (UC Davis).
Organizing Committee: Ricky Liu (NCSU), Seth Sullivant (NCSU), and Cynthia Vinzant (NCSU)
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Tenth meeting: October 4, 2014, at High Point University
Speakers: Richard Ehrenborg (Kentucky), Robert Ghrist (Penn), Luis Serrano (U Quebec a Montreal), and Rekha Thomas (U. Washington).
Organizing Committee: Lindsay Piechnik (chair, High Point), Ed Allen (Wake Forest), Sarah Mason (Wake Forest), Seth Sullivant (NCSU), and Laurie Zack (High Point)
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Ninth meeting: February 22, 2014 at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Speakers: Shankar Bhamidi (UNC-Chapel Hill), Anders Buch (Rutgers), Pablo Parrilo (MIT), Eva Tardos (Cornell)
Organizing committee: Gabor Pataki (UNC-Chapel Hill), Lindsay Piechnik (High Point University), Scott Provan (UNC-Chapel Hill), Richard Rimanyi (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jack Snoeyink (UNC-Chapel Hill)
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Eighth meeting: September 21, 2013 at NCSU.
Speakers: George Andrews (Penn State), Matt Beck (San Francisco State University), Robin Pemantle (University of Pennsylvania), and Victoria Powers (Emory University)
Organizing committee: Michael Singer (NCSU), Carla Savage (NCSU), and Seth Sullivant (NCSU)
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Seventh meeting: February 9, 2013 at Wake Forest University.
Speakers: Louis Billera (Cornell), Rod Canfield (University of Georgia), Matthew Kahle (Ohio State University), Michelle Wachs (University of Miami)
Organizing committee: Sarah Mason (chair, Wake Forest University), Ed Allen (Wake Forest University), Alex Fink (NCSU), Patricia Hersh (NCSU)
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Sixth meeting: September 22, 2012 at NCSU.
Speakers: Allen Knutson (Cornell), Vin de Silva (Pomona College), Richard Stanley (MIT), Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley).
Organizing committee: Alex Fink (NCSU), Patricia Hersh (NCSU), Carla Savage (NCSU).
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Fifth meeting: February 11, 2012 at Duke University.
Speakers: Alex Fink (NCSU), Sergey Fomin (Michigan), Nets Katz (Indiana University), Isabella Novik (University of Washington).
Organizing Committee: Christine Berkesch (Duke), Sonja Mapes (Duke), Ezra Miller (Duke).
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Fourth meeting: November 5, 2011 at UNC Chapel Hill.
Speakers: Thomas Lam (Michigan), Jesus De Loera (UC Davis), Ezra Miller (Duke), Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers)
Organizing committee: Prakash Belkale (UNC Chapel Hill), Gabor Pataki (UNC Chapel Hill), Robert Proctor (UNC Chapel Hill), Scott Provan (UNC Chapel Hill), Richard Rimanyi (UNC Chapel Hill).
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Third meeting: April 9, 2011 at NCSU.
Speakers: Prakash Belkale (UNC Chapel Hill), Vic Reiner (University of Minnesota), John Stembridge (University of Michigan), Stephanie van Willigenburg (UBC).
Organizing committee: Hoda Bidkhori (NCSU), Alex Fink (NCSU), Patricia Hersh (NCSU), Carla Savage (NCSU).
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Second meeting: September 25, 2010 at Duke.
Speakers: Alexander Barvinok (University of Michigan), Anne Shiu (Duke), Sami Assaf (MIT), Persi Diaconis (Stanford).
Organizing committee: Patricia Hersh (NCSU), Sonja Mapes (Duke), Ezra Miller (Duke).
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First meeting: February 6, 2010 at NCSU.
Speakers: Carla Savage (NCSU), Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley), Ed Swartz (Cornell), Laszlo Szekely (University of South Carolina).
Organizing committee: Patricia Hersh (NCSU), Ezra Miller (Duke), Scott Provan (UNC) Nathan Reading (NCSU).
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