Extremal Combinatorics

Karen Gunderson (University of Manitoba) , Karen Meagher (University of Regina) , Venkata Raghu Tej Pantangi (University of Lethbridge)

Jan 1, 2022 — Apr 30, 2022

About the course

We will be exploring topics in extremal combinatorics from problems for set systems to graph theory and hypergraphs. These include extremal results for chains and antichains, intersecting set systems, isoperimetric problems, extremal numbers for graphs, extremal properties of matchings, extremal numbers for small hypergraphs, graph eigenvalues, extremal problems for graph diameter, distance transitive graphs, and some extremal results from combinatorial matrix theory.

A more detailed list of topics is available in the preliminary syllabus.


This course is available for registration under the Western Dean's Agreement. To register, you must obtain the approval of the course instructor and you must complete the Western Dean's agreement form , using the details below. The completed form should be signed by your home institution department and school of graduate studies, then returned to the host institution of the course.

Enrollment Details

Course Name
Extremal Combinatorics
Jan 1, 2022 — Apr 30, 2022
Course Number
MATH 8210
Section Number
Section Code


  • Karen Gunderson

    University of Manitoba

  • Karen Meagher

    University of Regina

  • Venkata Raghu Tej Pantangi

    University of Lethbridge

For help with completing the Western Dean’s agreement form, please contact the graduate student program coordinator at your institution. For more information about the agreement, please see the Western Dean's Agreement website

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