Name

Jeff Schreiner-McGraw

Position

Undergraduate Student

School

Willamette Univeristy

Talk Abstract

Matroid Theory is an abstraction of Graph Theory and Linear Algebra. The Willamette REU project extended the definition of Unipancyclic Graphs into Matroid Theory and attempted to prove new results about Unipancyclic objects. Where a Unipancyclic Graph G has exactly one cycle of each size from 3 to r+1, a Unipancyclic Matroid M has exactly one circuit of each size from 3 to r+1. Also, all Unipancyclic Graphs can be described as a Unipancyclic Matroid. This talk will introduce listeners to the basics of Matroid Theory, share interesting results about Unipancyclic Matroids and discuss the application of these results to solving problems with Unipancyclic Graphs.

Talk Length

Long Talk (25 mins)

Talk Subject

Combinatorics