CSMW06 
14th January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
B Jackson 
Graphs and matroids I 

CSMW06 
14th January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
D Wagner 
Combinatorial enumeration I 

CSMW06 
14th January 2008 14:30 to 15:30 
A Sokal 
Statistical mechanics I 

CSMW06 
14th January 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
R Kotecky 
Phase transitions and cluster expansions I 

CSMW06 
15th January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
B Jackson 
Graphs and matroids II 

CSMW06 
15th January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
D Wagner 
Combinatorial enumeration II 

CSMW06 
15th January 2008 14:30 to 15:30 
A Sokal 
Statistical mechanics II 

CSMW06 
15th January 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
R Kotecky 
Phase transitions and cluster expansions II 

CSMW06 
16th January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
J Jacobsen 
Conformal field theory I 

CSMW06 
16th January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
M Jerrum 
Algorithms and complexity I 

CSMW06 
16th January 2008 14:30 to 15:30 
S Janson 
Probablistic methods I 

CSMW06 
16th January 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
M Jerrum 
Algorithms and complexity II 

CSMW06 
17th January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
G Whittle 
Graphs and matroids III 

CSMW06 
17th January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
J Jacobsen 
Conformal field theory II 

CSMW06 
17th January 2008 14:30 to 15:30 
A Sokal 
Statistical mechanics III 

CSMW06 
17th January 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
R Kotecky 
Phase transitions and cluster expansions III 

CSMW06 
18th January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
G Whittle 
Graphs and matroids IV 

CSMW06 
18th January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
J Jacobsen 
Conformal field theory III 

CSMW06 
18th January 2008 14:30 to 15:30 
S Janson 
Probablistic methods II 

CSMW01 
21st January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
A Sokal 
Complex zeros of the chromatic and Tutte polynomials 

CSMW01 
21st January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
B Jackson 
Real zeros of chromatic and flow polynomials 

CSMW01 
21st January 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
C Thomassen 
Chromatic polynomials and a second Hamiltonian cycle 

CSMW01 
21st January 2008 15:30 to 16:00 
S Alikhani 
Chromatic roots and fibonacci numbers 

CSMW01 
21st January 2008 16:00 to 16:30 
K Morgan 
Chromatic factorisation of graphs 

CSMW01 
22nd January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
G Royle 
Constructive resolution of two conjectures on real chromatic roots 

CSMW01 
22nd January 2008 11:30 to 12:00 
J Brown 
On the zeros of independence and open set polynomials 

CSMW01 
22nd January 2008 12:00 to 12:30 
K Markstrom 
Bounds for the numner of matchings in regular graphs 

CSMW01 
22nd January 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
FM Dong 
On graphs whose chromatic polynomials have no zeros in (1,2) 

CSMW01 
22nd January 2008 15:30 to 16:00 
J Winkler 
New methods for solving high degree polynomial equations that have multiple roots 

CSMW01 
22nd January 2008 16:00 to 16:30 
WG Faris 
The calculus of combinatorial constructions and Hopf algebras 

CSMW01 
23rd January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
R Fernandez 
Cluster expansions for hardcore systems: I introduction 

CSMW01 
23rd January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
R Fernandez 
Cluster expansions for hardcore systems: II convergence criteria 

CSMW01 
23rd January 2008 14:00 to 14:30 
M Zahradnik 
A simple resummation method for cluster expansions 

CSMW01 
23rd January 2008 14:30 to 15:00 
D Wagner 
Enumeration of spanning subgraphs with degree constraints 

CSMW01 
23rd January 2008 15:30 to 16:00 
OV Holtz 
On polynomials arising from zonotopal algebra 

CSMW01 
23rd January 2008 16:00 to 16:30 
I Sarmiento 
The topological Tutte polynomials of Bollobas and Riordan: properties and relations to other graph polynomials 

CSMW01 
23rd January 2008 16:30 to 17:30 
J Borcea 
Geometry of polynomials and applications 

CSMW01 
24th January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
A Scott 
Independent sets, lattice gases and the Loavsz Local Lemma 

CSMW01 
24th January 2008 11:30 to 12:00 
S Janson 
Zeros of truncated binomial polynomials 

CSMW01 
24th January 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
R Shrock 
Zeros of chromatic and Tutte (Potts) polynomials and general Ising model, and their accumulation sets for families of graphs 

CSMW01 
24th January 2008 15:30 to 16:00 
SC Chang 
Zeros of graphcounting polynomials and their accumulation sets 

CSMW01 
24th January 2008 16:00 to 16:30 
H Bielak 
Chromatic zeros for some recursively defined families of graphs 

CSMW01 
24th January 2008 16:30 to 17:00 
J Slawny 
Selfdual spin systems, zeros of partition function, and error correcting codes 

CSMW01 
25th January 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
N Biggs 
Complex roots of chromatic polynomials 

CSMW01 
25th January 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
J Jacobsen 
Representations and partition function zeros of the Potts model with and without boundaries 

CSMW01 
25th January 2008 14:00 to 14:30 
C Tanguy 
Dominant traits in the zeros of twovariate twoterminal reliability polynomials 

CSMW01 
25th January 2008 14:30 to 15:00 
C Smyth 
Integer symmetric matrices with spectral radius at most 2.019 

CSM 
31st January 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
D Wagner 
Generalisations of the HeilmannLieb theorem, with proofs 

CSM 
7th February 2008 11:00 to 12:30 
B Jackson 
An inequality for Tutte polynomials 

CSM 
14th February 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
P Cameron 
Orbital chromatic and flow polynomials 

CSM 
14th February 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
G Farr 
Generalised Tutte polynomials 

CSM 
20th February 2008 15:00 to 17:00 
M Jerrum 
Mixing 101 

CSM 
21st February 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
A Proccaci 
Abstract polymers with general pair interactions 

CSM 
25th February 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
J Sellers 
Graphical partitions 

CSM 
26th February 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
V Dokchitser 
Graph polynomials from an algebraic point of view 

CSM 
4th March 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
P Cameron 
Graph polynomials from an algebraic point of view 

CSM 
6th March 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
R Behrend 
Osculating paths and oscillating tableaux 

CSM 
6th March 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
A Procacci 
The BlumeEmeryGriffiths model with infinite range interactions in the low temperature disordered phase 

CSM 
11th March 2008 11:00 to 13:00 
P Cameron 
Algebraic aspects of chromatic roots 

CSM 
12th March 2008 15:15 to 16:00 
D Wagner 
Connections between combinatorics and statistical mechanics 

CSM 
13th March 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
A Sokal 
Complete monotonicity for inverse powers of some combinatorially defined polynomials 

CSM 
18th March 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
S Severini 
Combinatorics and quantum information theory 

CSM 
18th March 2008 15:00 to 16:00 
P Cameron 
Algebraic aspects of chromatic roots 

CSM 
19th March 2008 15:00 to 16:00 
S Shlosman 
Gibbs ensembles of nonintersecting paths, and determinantal processes 

CSM 
20th March 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
T GatevaIvanova 
Settheoretic solutions of the YangBaxter equation  a combinatorial approach 

CSM 
20th March 2008 15:00 to 17:00 
M Jerrum 
Mixing 101 

CSMW02 
25th March 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
E Vigoda 
Random colorings 

CSMW02 
25th March 2008 11:40 to 12:30 
Y Peres 
Can extra updates delay mixing? 

CSMW02 
25th March 2008 14:00 to 14:30 
C Greenhill 
Asymptotic enumeration of contingency tables 

CSMW02 
25th March 2008 14:35 to 15:05 
PJ Cameron 
A Markov chain for certain triple systems 

CSMW02 
25th March 2008 15:40 to 16:10 
M Luczak 
Glauber dynamics for the Ising Model on the Complete Graph 

CSMW02 
25th March 2008 16:15 to 16:45 
R Kannan 
A new probability inequality and some optimal concentration results 

CSMW02 
25th March 2008 16:50 to 17:20 
D Levin 
Ising Model on Kn: mixing time for Glauber dynamics at critical ϐ 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 09:30 to 10:30 
F Martinelli 
The east model: a case study from glassy dynamics 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 10:35 to 11:05 
A Sly 
Rapid mixing of Gibbs sampling on graphs that are sparse on average 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 11:40 to 12:10 
JA Fill 
On hitting times and fastest strong stationary times for birthanddeath chains and other skipfree chains 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 14:00 to 14:30 
E Lubetzky 
Cutoff in total variation for birthanddeath chains 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 14:35 to 15:05 
R Montenegro 
A birthday paradox for Markov chains, with an optimal bound for collision in the Pollard Rho algorithm for discrete logarithm 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 15:40 to 16:10 
M Bordewich 
Path coupling without contraction 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 16:15 to 16:45 
M Dyer 
Colouring random graphs randomly 

CSMW02 
26th March 2008 16:50 to 17:20 
C Cooper 
Multiple random walks in random regular graphs 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 09:30 to 10:00 
P Tetali 
Parking functions and acyclic orientations 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 10:05 to 10:35 
J van den Berg 
Rapidly mixing Markov chains and the sharp transition in 2D ising percolation 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 10:40 to 11:10 
A Frieze 
Logconcave random graphs 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 11:40 to 12:10 
S Shlosman 
Properties of the interfaces in the multyphase regimes 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 14:00 to 14:30 
D Randall 
Proving slow mixing with fault lines and fat contours 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 14:35 to 15:05 
A Sokal 
An introduction to dynamic critical phenomena and cluster algorithms 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 15:40 to 16:10 
J Machta 
Graphical representations and cluster algorithms 

CSMW02 
27th March 2008 16:15 to 17:00 

Open problem session 

CSMW02 
28th March 2008 09:30 to 10:00 
D Wilson 
Card shuffling and Diophantine approximation 

CSMW02 
28th March 2008 10:05 to 10:35 
N BouRabee 
Near BoltzmannGibbs measure preserving stochastic variational integrator 

CSMW02 
28th March 2008 10:40 to 11:10 
B Scoppola 
Randomised algorithms for the maximum clique problem 

CSMW02 
28th March 2008 11:40 to 12:10 
N Berestycki 
What happens to a random walk before equilibrium? 

CSMW02 
28th March 2008 12:15 to 12:45 
A Czumaj 
Testing expansion in bounded degree graphs 

CSMW02 
28th March 2008 14:00 to 14:30 
BC Allanach 
Bank sampling: a practical proposal for sampling from isolated maxima with the Metropolis algorithm 

CSMW02 
28th March 2008 14:35 to 15:05 
N Bhatnagar 
Extremality of Gibbs measure for colorings on trees 

CSM 
2nd April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
J Sellers 
Enumeration of the degree sequences of nonseparable graphs and connected graphs 

CSMW03 
7th April 2008 10:00 to 11:11 
G Labelle & P for Leroux 
Introduction to species and combinatorial equations 

CSMW03 
7th April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
A Sokal 
An introduction to the Mayer expansion 

CSMW03 
7th April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
X Viennot 
Introduction to the theory of heaps of pieces with applications to statistical mechanics and quantum gravity 

CSMW03 
7th April 2008 15:30 to 16:30 
R Kotecky 
Cluster expansions (a historical overview) 

CSMW03 
7th April 2008 16:30 to 17:15 
M Noy 
Graph classes with given 3connected components: asymptotic counting and critical phenomena 

CSMW03 
8th April 2008 09:00 to 10:00 
A Procacci 
Improved bounds on cluster expansion of the abstract polymer model (via the Penrose identity) 

CSMW03 
8th April 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
D Brydges 
Counting with Gaussian integrals and cluster expansions 

CSMW03 
8th April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
A Abdesselam 
Field theoretic cluster expansions and the BrydgesKennedy forest sum formula 

CSMW03 
8th April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
A Varchenko 
Determinant formulas for pairing matrices of arrangements of hyperplanes 

CSMW03 
8th April 2008 15:30 to 16:15 
O Bernardi 
A bijection between subgraphs and orientations based on the combinatorics of the Tutte polynomial 

CSMW03 
8th April 2008 16:15 to 17:15 
G Labelle 
Mayer polytopes and divided differences 

CSMW03 
9th April 2008 09:30 to 10:15 
R Fernandez 
Analyticity of the pressure of the hardsphere gas 

CSMW03 
9th April 2008 10:15 to 11:00 
M Zahradnik 
Integral equations for cluster expansion sums of polymer models with (soft) repulsion 

CSMW03 
9th April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
V Rivasseau 
Introduction to non commutative field theory 

CSMW03 
9th April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
A Sportiello 
Potts model, O(n) nonlinear sigmamodels and spanning forests 

CSMW03 
9th April 2008 15:30 to 16:15 
S Chaiken 
An extensor tree theorem and a Tutte identity for graphs with distinguished port edges 

CSMW03 
9th April 2008 16:15 to 17:00 
R Gurau 
Parametric representation of non commutative quantum field theory 

CSMW03 
10th April 2008 09:30 to 10:15 
M Loebl 
Enumeration of planar graphs by matrix integrals 

CSMW03 
10th April 2008 10:15 to 11:00 
J EllisMonaghan 
Multivariable Tutte and transition polynomials 

CSMW03 
10th April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
G Masbaum 
AlexanderConway polynomial, milnor numbers, and the Pfaffian matrixtree theorem 

CSMW03 
10th April 2008 15:30 to 16:15 
K EbrahimiFard 
Solving Bogoliubov's recursion in renormalisation using a simple algebraic identity 

CSMW03 
10th April 2008 16:15 to 17:00 
A Tanasa 
ConnesKreimer Hopf algabra for noncommutative field theory 

CSMW03 
10th April 2008 17:00 to 17:45 
M Ciucu 
Combinatorial identities and the correlation function gaps in dimer packings 

CSMW03 
11th April 2008 09:30 to 10:15 
J Imbrie 
Forestroot formulas in statistical physics 

CSMW03 
11th April 2008 10:15 to 11:00 
J Magnen 
Constructive field theory without tears 

CSMW03 
11th April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
C Krattenthaler 
Identities for fully packed loop configurations and semistandard tableaux 

CSMW03 
11th April 2008 14:15 to 15:00 
T Prellberg 
Counting partially directed walks in a symmetric wedge 

CSMW03 
11th April 2008 15:30 to 16:15 
C Banderier 
Enumeration and asymptotics of random walks and maps 

CSMW03 
11th April 2008 16:15 to 17:00 
W Faris 
A rosetta stone: combinatorics, physics, probability 

CSM 
16th April 2008 15:00 to 16:00 
G Royle 
Matroids with nine elements 

CSM 
17th April 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
M Loebl 
Some notes on the combinatorial zeta function 

CSMW04 
21st April 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
B Eynard 
Partitions, matrix models, and geometry 

CSMW04 
21st April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
JF Le Gall 
The continuous limit of random planar maps 

CSMW04 
21st April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
O Bernardi 
A bijection for covered maps on orientable surfaces 

CSMW04 
21st April 2008 15:30 to 16:30 
J Bouttier 
Vacancy localisation in the square dimer model, statistics of geodesic in large quadrangulations 

CSMW04 
21st April 2008 16:30 to 17:30 
S Majumdar 
Large deviation of the top eigenvalue of a random matrix 

CSMW04 
22nd April 2008 09:00 to 10:00 
A Razumov & Y Stroganov 
Three colour statistical model with 'domain wall' boundary conditions 

CSMW04 
22nd April 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
V Pasquier 
Alternating sign matrices from a physicist point of view 

CSMW04 
22nd April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
J de Gier 
Algebraic structure of the qKnizhnikZamolodchikov equation on a segment, partial sums and punctured plane partitions 

CSMW04 
22nd April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
A Lascoux 
Gaudin functions of any order 

CSMW04 
22nd April 2008 15:30 to 16:30 
S Okada 
Multivariate generalisation of Hankel determinants of Catalan numbers and middle binomial coefficients 

CSMW04 
23rd April 2008 09:00 to 10:00 
S Smirnov 
Conformal invariance and universality in the 2D lsing model 

CSMW04 
23rd April 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
B Nienhuis 
Entanglement in the XXZ chain 

CSMW04 
23rd April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
JL Jacobsen 
Exact valence bond entanglement entropy in the XXZ and related spin chains 

CSMW04 
23rd April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
X Viennot 
Alternative tableaux, permutations and partially asymmetric exclusion process 

CSMW04 
23rd April 2008 15:30 to 16:30 
K Mallick 
The asymmetric exclusion process: an integrable model for nonequilibrium statistical mechanics 

CSMW04 
24th April 2008 09:00 to 10:00 
N Reshetikhin 
Dimer partition functions on surface graphs of higher genus 

CSMW04 
24th April 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
DB Wilson 
Boundary partitions in trees and dimers 

CSMW04 
24th April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
M Ciucu 
Dimer packings with gaps and electrostatics: boundary interactions 

CSMW04 
24th April 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
C Krattenthaler 
Exact enumeration of plane partitions and rhombus tilings 

CSMW04 
24th April 2008 15:30 to 16:30 
C Boutillier 
The bead model 

CSMW04 
25th April 2008 09:00 to 10:00 
FY Wu 
Theory of electric networks: the twopoint resistance and impedance 

CSMW04 
25th April 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
A Guttmann 
Prudent and quasiprudent selfavoiding walks and polygons 

CSMW04 
25th April 2008 11:30 to 12:30 
T Prellberg 
Counting lattice paths with the kernel method 

CSM 
30th April 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
A Sportiello 
A Grassmann algebra related to spanning forests 

CSM 
1st May 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
D Wagner 
Algebraic numbers/chromatic roots working group 

CSM 
1st May 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
S Noble 
The clustering coefficient of a scalefree random graph 

CSM 
2nd May 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
T Guttmann 
Can we solve it? Some numerical tests revealing analytic structure. 

CSM 
2nd May 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
B Duplantier 
Large deviations and quantum gravity 

CSM 
8th May 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
W Faris 
Trees versus connected graphs I 

CSM 
9th May 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
D Penman 
Random randomly coloured graphs 

CSM 
15th May 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
W Faris 
Trees versus connected graphs II 

CSM 
21st May 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
F Dong 
On the shameful conjecture 

CSM 
29th May 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
M Ciucu 
On the interaction of defects in lattices 

CSM 
2nd June 2008 17:00 to 18:00 
C Thomassen 
Maps and graphs on surfaces 

CSM 
5th June 2008 16:00 to 17:00 
B Jackson 
Zerofree regions for multivariate Tutte polynomials 

CSM 
10th June 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
J Borcea & P Branden 
Negative dependence and zeros of multivariate polynomials I 

CSM 
12th June 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
G Royle 
Bounding chromatic roots of series parallel graphs in terms of maxmaxflow 

CSM 
17th June 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
J Borcea & P Branden 
Negative dependence and zeros of multivariate polynomials II 

CSM 
18th June 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
K Kulesza 
The upper bound on number of graphs, with fixed number of vertices, that vertices can be coloured with n colours 

CSM 
18th June 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
J Borcea & P Branden 
Negative dependence and zeros of multivariate polynomials III 

CSM 
19th June 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
P Branden & J Borcea 
Negative dependence and zeros of multivariate polynomials IV 

CSM 
20th June 2008 11:00 to 12:00 
L Goldberg 
A complexity dichtomy for partition functions with mixed signs 

CSMW05 
23rd June 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
D Welsh 
Harris's inequality and its descendants 

CSMW05 
23rd June 2008 11:40 to 12:20 
B Jackson 
An inequality for Tutte polynomials 

CSMW05 
23rd June 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
J van den Berg 
Inequalities with applications to percolation theory and related fields 

CSMW05 
23rd June 2008 15:40 to 16:20 
M Madiman 
Entropy inequalities for sums and applications 

CSMW05 
23rd June 2008 16:20 to 17:00 
A Gasparyan 
Probabilistic hyperdeterminantal inequalities 

CSMW05 
24th June 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
J Kahn 
Correlation questions 

CSMW05 
24th June 2008 11:40 to 12:20 
F Dong 
Bounds for the real zeros of Chromatic polynomia 

CSMW05 
24th June 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
P Branden 
Negative dependence and the geometry of polynomials 

CSMW05 
24th June 2008 15:40 to 16:20 
O Holtz 
Zonotopes and gradings on graphs 

CSMW05 
24th June 2008 16:20 to 17:00 
P Cameron 
The profile of a relational structure 

CSMW05 
25th June 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
B Bollobas 
Projection and entropy inequalities 

CSMW05 
25th June 2008 11:40 to 12:20 
D Stark 
Poisson approximation of the number of triangles in random intersection graphs 

CSMW05 
25th June 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
J Borcea 
Linear operators preserving stability and the LeeYang program 

CSMW05 
25th June 2008 15:40 to 16:20 
SY Novak 
A BerryEsseen inequality for student's statistic 

CSMW05 
25th June 2008 16:20 to 17:00 
C McDiarmid 
Lipschitz functions on graphs 

CSMW05 
26th June 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
A Sokal 
Correlation nequalities in statistical mechanics 

CSMW05 
26th June 2008 11:40 to 12:20 
A Procacci 
Abstract polymers with stable pair interactions 

CSMW05 
26th June 2008 14:00 to 15:00 
S MiracleSole 
Mathematical aspects of wetting 

CSMW05 
26th June 2008 15:40 to 16:20 
M Zahradnik 
Resummation of cluster (Mayer) expansions 

CSMW05 
26th June 2008 16:20 to 17:00 
V Levit 
Inequalities involving the coefficients of independence polynomials 

CSMW05 
27th June 2008 10:00 to 11:00 
K Markstrom 
The guessing number of a graph 

CSMW05 
27th June 2008 11:40 to 12:20 
M Ciucu 
Monomer correlations on the square lattice 
