CCCC 2021

The First Central Cornfields Combinatorial Conference happened virtually on May 24, 2021. The conference was held over Zoom, featuring junior mathematicians. Each speaker presented a topic of their choice, usually a research problem they are interested in. Talks were be about 10 minutes each. The event featured trainees from RTGs at Iowa State University and University of Illinois.

The Zoom link was be distributed to participants later via email. A related conference, CMPS 2021, between University of Montana and University of Illinois was on May 17, 2021. You coud have registered here to receive the zoom link for both conferences.

May 24, 2021

Times are in CENTRAL time

  • 10:00-10:10 Daniel McGinnis (ISU): Line transversals for families of planar convex sets

  • 10:12-10:22 Emily Heath (UIUC): Strengthening the Erdős-Szekeres theorem

  • 10:24-10:34 Liz Sprangel (ISU): Rainbow matchings in hypergraphs

  • 10:36- 10:46 Souktik Roy (UIUC): New bounds for Sidon sets

  • Break

  • 11:00-11:10 Kyle Murphy (ISU): Generalized Turán Problems

  • 11:12-11:22 Jack Finlay (UM): Rainbow connectivity in randomly perturbed graphs

  • 11:24-11:34 Caroline Bang (ISU): Kempe Swaps

  • 11:36- 11:46 Xujun Liu (UIUC): Solving secretary-type problems via a combinatorial method

  • Break

  • 12:00-12:10 Carolyn Reinhart (ISU): Damage throttling for the game of Cops and Robbers

  • 12:12-12:22 Grace McCourt (UIUC): Low diameter monochromatic covers of complete multipartite graphs

  • 12:24-12:34 Jasmine Martin (ISU): Universal cycles as Eulerian circuits

  • 12:36- 12:46 Cassie Murley (UIUC): Weighted Ramsey-Turán problems

  • Break

  • 1:00-1:10 Letícia Mattos (IMPA): Asymmetric Ramsey properties of random graphs

  • 1:12-1:22 Shiliang Gao (UIUC): Kostka semigroup and its Hilbert basis

  • 1:24-1:34 David Brewster (UIUC): Coxeter groups and properness