Spring 2016

Approximately Counting Graph Homomorphisms

Monday, Mar. 28, 2016 9:30 am10:15 am PDT

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A homomorphism from a graph G to a graph H is a map from the vertices of G to the vertices of H that maps every edge of G to an edge of H. Graph homomorphisms capture many interesting combinatorial structures such as independent sets and proper colourings. This talk addresses the ``the classification program of counting complexity'' as it applies to the problem of approximately counting graph homomorphisms.
It includes recent work with Andreas Galanis and Mark Jerrum.