Steffen Rohde, University of Washington
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Note: This talk begins with a pre-seminar (aimed at graduate students) at 3:30–4:00. The main talk starts at 4:10.
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I will discuss the problems of counting several natural objects (simple lattice paths, trees, planar maps) and will highlight beautiful connections to complex analysis. A central theme is the question of how to "best" draw planar graphs, and how a randomly chosen planar map "looks like". In the pre-talk I will mostly review some very basic notions from complex analysis.