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The Eleventh Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BAD Math Day) will take place on the campus of UC Davis, Saturday, October 22, 2005 between 10:00am and 6:00pm. All talks will be held in room 216 in Wellman Hall.
BAD Math Days are
oneday meetings aimed at facilitating communication between
researchers and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the
San Francisco Bay Area. These days happen twice a year and strive to
create an informal atmosphere to talk about discrete mathematics. The
term "discrete mathematics" is chosen to include at least the
following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete
Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial
Aspects of Computational Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial
Optimization, Probabilistic Combinatorics, and Combinatorics in
Mathematical Physics.
9:1510:00am  Discussion and refreshments  
10:0011:00am  Misha Kapovich (UC Davis)  A generalization of the saturation theorem 
11:0011:20am  Coffee  
11:2011:50am  Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley)  Introduction to Total Positivity 
12:0012:30pm  Serkan Hosten ( San Francisco State University)  Growth Series of Cyclotomic Lattices and Cyclotomic Polytopes 
12:302:20pm  Lunch  
2:202:50pm  Mariel Vazquez ( San Francisco State University) 
DNA rearrangements and multigraphs

3:003:30pm  Alex Woo (UC Davis)  Bruhatrestricted pattern avoidance 
3:454:15pm  Tea  
4:155:15pm  Yuval Peres (UC Berkeley) 
Randomturn Hex and tugofwar

6:008:00pm  Dinner 
Parking lot instructions and directions to BAD Math: To get from the parking lot (14 or 15) to BAD Math Day, see this map . Walk south (continuing on California Ave) past the traffic circle. You will see signs for Kerr Hall and Wellman Hall on your left. Wellman Hall is pictured here. (If you have parked in Lot 25, walk east to the traffic circle at California Ave, and turn right. Wellman is on your left.) Talks are in 216 Wellman (2nd floor, East side of building). Refreshments are in 102 Wellman (1st floor, West side of building).
From SF or the East Bay:
Directions to Parking Lots 15/14:
(See
map
.)
Get on Interstate 80 East.
Exit on Richards Blvd, and go North (right).
This turns into E Street. Go 5 blocks north on E (crossing 1st, 2nd, ...).
Make a left (West) on 5th Street, which changes name to Russel Blvd.
Turn left on California Ave.
(There is no light here, but it is just after Howard and Oak, which do
have lights.
In fact, it is OK if you turn left on Howard and enter Lot 14/15 from the
east.) Lot 14 will be on your left, after the soccer field, and adjacent to Lot 15 (which you may also park in).
Allow at least 90 minutes from the end of the Bay Bridge to UCD.
(Alternate directions to Visitor Parking Lot 25:
(See
map
.)
Drive on Interstate 80 East.
Just before Davis turn north on Highway 113 north
(note that 113 south is almost 5 miles west of 113 north).
Take Highway 113 north a short distance to its first exit at Hutchison Drive.
Turn right on Hutchison. Drive (east) about 1/2 mile on Hutchison until La Rue.
Left on La Rue maybe 1/4 mile and turn right on Orchard Park;
drive into Visitor's Parking Lot VP 25. However, as there is another
campus event going on, we recommend the above directions to Lot 14.)
From Santa Clara Valley (from Palo Alto and San Jose): One can take 101 North to the 80 East/Bay Bridge and follow the directions above. However, because of bridge construction, you should consider taking the 84 or 92 East across the Bay, then the 880 North, connecting to 80 East (which coincides momentarily with 580 West!).
Probably you should carpool; please email Monica Vazirani (vazirani@math.ucdavis.edu) if you're interested in doing so and you don't have a natural group to go with.Friday, October 14so we have an accurate count of who's coming. When you RSVP, please let us know:
Information about previous BAD Math Days is available below. (Apologies: links to abstracts, etc., will mostly not work.)
The BADMath Committee: