Focus Week # 1: Probabilistic Combinatorics

IMPA, February 19 – 25, 2018

First focus week of the Workshop on Graphs and Randomness.

Probabilistic Combinatorics is the study of combinatorial objects, very often graphs, via probabilistic methods. Over the years this has been one of the most sucessful methodologies in Extremal Graph Theory, Ramsey Theory and other related areas in Discrete Math. Recent times have seen ever more refined uses of concentration inequalities, differential equations methods and ideas from Statistical Physics.

Our goal with this workshop is to survey these recent advances and provide a forum for further progress in the area. Minicourses and talks will be announced in due time.