Graduiertenkolleg: Methods for Discrete Structures

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Geometric Graphs and Orders

May 25 - July 23, 2009



The (Pre-)Doc-Course is organized as part of the Berlin Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) "Methods for Discrete Structures". It is addressed to graduate students and postdocs in mathematics or computer science who are interested in geometry, combinatorics and related fields. Students preparing to enter a PhD program in Discrete Mathematics or in Computer Science are also welcome.


There will be three mini-courses of 3 weeks duration. Each weak, there will be two days of lectures. In addition, exercises will be solved in small teams, with solution sessions. The instruction language is English. The course will take place at


Applications for the course, with a short curriculum vitae and scientific background, should be sent by March 31, 2009, to

We can support a limited number of participants with an amout of up to 1500 EUR. Applications for stipends, with curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, diploma or master thesis, areas of interest, and a letter of recommendation should be sent by March 15, 2009, preferably by e-mail, to

      Elke Pose, 
      RTG "Methods for Discrete Structures"
      Inst. Mathematics, MA 6-2
      TU Berlin
      D-10623 Berlin, Germany

Applicants will be notified by March 20. If there are still places available, the deadline can be extended.


The (Pre-)Doc-Course is offered by the Research Training Group "Methods for Discrete Structures" of the Free University, the Humboldt University and the Technical University in Berlin, and organized by

Application for support March 15
Notification of support March 20
Application for participation     March 31
Notification of acceptance April 6


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