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Matej Neumann: Graph Theory and its Application in Practice

October 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm | Faculty of Mathemathics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

ASEF is organizing a popular science lecture in cooperation with the Mafija Student Organization. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. by Matej Neumann, an ASEF Junior Fellow generation 2022 and a doctoral student in mathematics at Cornell University in the USA. The lecture is entitled “Graph Theory and its Application in Practice” and will take place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Ljubljana (in the mathematics building – the exact location will be announced later).


To attend the lecture, you must register by October 11, no later than 6 p.m.

About the lecture

At the beginning of the lecture, we will talk about what graphs are and show examples of their use in practice. Then we will take a closer look at the problem of equiangular lines and show how it can be solved using graph theory. We will conclude the lecture with a presentation of the most important algorithms on graphs that we all use every day.

About the lecturer

Matej Neumann is currently completing his master’s degree in mathematics at FMF, where he also graduated in 2020, and is attending doctoral studies in mathematics at Cornell University in the USA. He has always been interested in mathematics and his dream has always been to become a researcher and professor at a university. During his studies, he also collaborated with IJS, where he was able to present his work at the SiKDD conference this year. He is currently working on the n-linear Hilbert transform problem. In the first half of 2022 he visited prof. dr. Bojan Mohar in Canada, where he worked together with his team on the problem of finding the multiplicity of eigenvalues ​​of graphs. In his spare time Matej likes to play sports and go for walks in nature.

ASEF Young Minds

ASEF young minds is a series of popular science lectures held by young people, which encourages young people to present their research work and experience gained within the framework of the ASEF scholarship program in a way that is accessible and understandable to the general public. In the project, ASEF connects with local organizations that operate in the places where the lecturers come from. The aim of cooperation is to connect and integrate young learners into the local Slovenian environment.

Mafija Student Organization

Mafija is a student organization of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, which takes care of the extracurricular activities of FMF students. They are responsible for the biggest events at the faculty, for example, in the past academic year, they organized the traditional Mafia picnic with more than 700 participants, a charity stand-up with Tin Vodopivec and many other events that brightened the students’ everyday study life.

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