A conference in honour of Neil Robertson's
Pictures from the Conference
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Bogdan Oporowski's Pictures
Vahagn Manukian's Party Pictures at the Dowlings'
More Pictures to come...
Over the last three decades, Neil Robertson,
his Ph.D. students, and his collaborators have made fundamental
contributions in the areas of graphs and matroids. As friends and
Neil, we are most pleased to announce that an international conference
on "Advances in Graph and Matroid Theory" will be held in his honour
on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The Ohio State University in
Columbus, Neil's home institution for over thirty years, will host the
conference on December 13-16, 2003.
The conference will bring together the many active research
collaborators of Neil Robertson. It is intended to foster numerous
mathematical issues that are important to present-day graph theory.
topics in graph theory like connectivity, surface and spatial
well-quasi ordering, and chromatic theory find common links through
structural features. The close subject of matroid theory will also be
represented at the conference.
The conference is supported in part by grants from the National Science
Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the Mathematics Research
Institute of the Ohio State University.
Graduate Students Welcome
We strongly encourage participants to submit
names of graduate students whom you think would benefit from attending
the conference. Please include their e-mail address and current level
of dissertation work. We will support recommended students for food and
lodging (as much as meals per diem and sharing a room at the
Blackwell). Support is also available for new Ph.D.'s.
Lodging for Participants
The host hotel for the conference is now "The Blackwell Inn"
on the OSU campus. It is a new hotel within the complex of buildings at
the Fisher School of Business. Blackwell is affiliated with the
and is located on the north edge of campus, only three blocks from
the math tower and the adjacent EA Building where the conference
will be held.
From its web site
(http://www.theblackwell.com) you can read that
“The Blackwell Inn is an upscale hotel …, featuring the very best in
guest service and comfort, and the highest levels of technology and
The University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
is no longer the conference host hotel.
Reservations at The Blackwell Inn for the nights of Dec. 12 -15, 2003,
can be made either by
Telephone 1-866-247-4003 (toll-free) or by E-mail to:
For the conference block
rates to apply (@ $89/night)
- Do not make
your reservations through the Internet. Use one of the methods above.
- State that you are with the "MATH CONFERENCE."
- Reserve by November 13!
The Blackwell will
when you make a reservation, for your:
- First and Last Name
- Dates of Arrival and Departure
- Address, Phone #, Number of Adults
Airport Transportation can be scheduled up to 48
hours prior to arrival by calling the toll-free
reservation number 1-866-247-4003 (same as above) or the front desk at
There will be a mixer on Friday night in the Math Tower Lounge
(MW 724) from 7-9 pm.
Conference Dinner (Just Arranged!)
On Saturday at 7pm, we will have a dinner at the China Dynasty
(1677 W. Lane Avenue) in the Lane Avenue Shopping Center. The dinner
for alcoholic beverages) will be sponsored by the conference. We will
round-trip car transportation from the Blackwell, starting around 6:30
Gather in the lobby near the main entrance.
There will be a dessert party at the Dowling
residence on Sunday night.
A banquet will be held Monday evening, December 15 in Pfahl Hall
adjacent to the Blackwell Inn. It will be preceded by a reception at
6:30 pm and followed by remarks in tribute to Neil.
There will be a Survivors Party at the Robertson's residence on
Tuesday evening, December 16, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
conference e-mail, including titles and abstracts, to:
Tom Dowling <email@example.com>
Department of Mathematics Ohio
231 West 18th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1174
614-292-4975 (department phone)
614-292-1479 (department FAX)
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