Fifth Combinatorics Day at the University of Lethbridge
 
 
Place and Date
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday May 20, 2005
 
Sponsors
Sponsors are the
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences and the University of Lethbridge.
 
Invited speakers
Invited speakers are:
 
Support
A limited amount of funding is available for travel assistance for graduate students. Please contact Prof. Kharaghani by e-mail at the address below as soon as possible.
 
Location and Registration
All events will be held on the campus of the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. To reach the University: fly to Lethbridge, or fly to Calgary and drive for 2.5 hours, taking Highway 2 south to Ft. MacLeod and then Highway 3 east from there, or fly to Great Falls and drive for 3.5 hours, taking the highway north. Once in Lethbridge proceed to the west side of town since the University is located on the western coulee banks of the Old Man River. On Highway 3 look for the Highway 25 exit south. The sessions are in the main building (University Hall). Parking is available in the parking area (Exploration Place) on the north-west side of campus. See campus map. Lethbridge offers a range of accommodation, including the Lethbridge Lodge.

Surprise, there is no registration fee, but if you will be coming kindly register here so we can plan:

Registration closed!

Participants may wish to extend their stay to tour the area, especially considering that Monday May 23rd is a holiday. Scenic Waterton-Glacier Park is just 130 km (80 miles) SW of Lethbridge by road. The lower elevation hiking trails in Waterton should be snow free by May 20. Historic Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and interpretive center about 45 minutes west of Lethbridge by highway is also worth a visit, as is Crowsnest Pass and the Frank Slide interpretative center about 100 minutes west.

 
Program
 
TimeRoomSpeakerTitle and Abstract
13:00-14:00D-634KirklandAztec diamonds and Hankel determinants
14:15-14:30D-634Presentation of the 2004 Hall Medal *
by Professor Ralph Stanton
to Masaaki Harada
on behalf of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications (ICA)
14:30-15:30D-634HaradaA survey of extremal doubly-even self-dual codes
15:45-16:45D-634MoonSome results on distances in trees
* The Hall Medal, named after the late Marshall Hall, is given for important research by a member of the Institute of Combinatorics who is in mid-career, defined to mean not having passed the age of forty in the year for which the medal is awarded. A list of the Hall Medallists of the last 10 years appears in the May 2004 issue of the Bulletin of the ICA. Among the winners have been Marco Burrati, Donald Kreher, Alfred Menezes, Ortrud Oellermann, Alexander Pott, Chris Rodger, and Douglas Stinson.
 
Poster Presentation
Graduate students and others who wish to present a poster are encouraged to bring their posters. For more information please contact the organizers.
 
Organizing Committee and Contacts
The organizing committee is: Hadi Kharaghani, University of Lethbridge; W. Holzmann, University of Lethbridge.
If you have questions please send e-mail to Hadi Kharaghani at: kharaghani at uleth dot ca or write to:
  Combinatorics Days,
  Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science,
  University of Lethbridge,
  Lethbridge, Alberta   T1K 3M4
  CANADA

  FAX:            (403) 317-2882
 
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