The matroids seminar & reading group meets 10:00--10:45 on Fridays in Van Vleck 901 in order to discuss matroids from a variety of viewpoints. In particular, we aim to
- survey open conjectures and recent work in the area
- compute many interesting examples
- discover concrete applications
We are happy to have new leaders of the discussion, and the wide range of topics to which matroids are related mean that each week is a great chance for a new participant to drop in!
To help develop an inclusive environment, a subset of the organizers will be available before the talk in the ninth floor lounge to informally discuss background material e.g., "What is a variety?" (this is especially for those coming from an outside area).
Introduction to matroids
We'll cover the basic definitions and some examples, roughly following these notes.