Bar-Ilan Combinatorics Seminar (joint with the Math Colloquium) The next meeting of the seminar (joint with the Math Colloquium) will take place, IYH, (when) Sunday, 21 Iyar (May 13), 12:00-13:00 *** NOTE UNUSUAL TIME *** (where) Room 201 (Math & CS Seminar Room), Building 216, Bar-Ilan University (who) Michael Krivelevich (Tel-Aviv University) (what) Positional games Abstract: The theory of positional games is a branch of combinatorics, whose main aim is to develop systematically an extensive mathematical basis for a variety of two player perfect information games, ranging from such commonly popular games as Tic-Tac-Toe and Hex to purely abstract games played on graphs and hypergraphs. In this talk I will survey 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. ************************************************************************* You are all invited! Graduate students are especially welcome. Seminar organizer: Ron Adin <radin@math.biu.ac.il> Seminar's homepage: <http://www.math.biu.ac.il/~radin/comsem/comsem.html> ************************************************************************* --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Ron Adin <radin@math.biu.ac.il>