Our first talk will be given by Professor Béla Bollobás – details below. Please note that the location is the CMS (Centre of Mathematical Sciences), not the Winstanley Lecture Theatre.
‘A Simple Proof of a Major Result’
Prof. Béla Bollobás (DPMMS)
Date and Location: Friday 12 October, CMS MR2, 7:00 PM
The solutions of highly rated problems that have remained unsolved for decades tend to be long and complicated. Although this is what we have come to expect, this is not always the case: occasionally a novel approach leads to a remarkably short and beautiful solution. In my talk I shall give a particularly striking example of a simple solution of a notoriously difficult problem emerging out of the blue.