Colloquium: Michael Krivelevich (Tel Aviv), "Positional games"

Title: Positional games
Positional games are a branch of combinatorics, researching a variety of two-player games, ranging from popular recreational games such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Hex, to purely abstract games played on graphs and hypergraphs. It is closely connected to many other combinatorial disciplines such as Ramsey theory, extremal graph and set theory, probabilistic combinatorics, and to computer science.
In this survey talk I will discuss basic notions and concepts of positional games and some recent developments in the field, putting an emphasis on interconnections between positional games and other branches of mathematics and computer science, in particular probabilistic considerations.


Thu, 12/11/2015 - 14:30 to 15:30


Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem