Tuesday, 2 July 2019 More than 320 mathematicians from 41 countries gathered in Bled
Between 23rd and 29th June, "9th Slovenian International Conference on Graph Theory" took place in Bled (Bled ’19). The conference is organised every four years and is one of the biggest events in the world in the field of graph theory. From the very beginning, conference organizers have been the most prominent Slovenian researchers in the field of graph theory: prof. Tomaž Pisanski, PhD, prof. Dragan Marušič, PhD, prof. Bojan Mohar, PhD, and prof. Sandi Klavar, PhD.
The main organizer of this year's conference was the IMFM (Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics) and the organising committee was chaired by prof. Bojan Mohar, PhD. Other institutions cooperated in organisation: DMFA (Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia), SDAMS (Slovenian Society for Discrete and Applied Mathematics), UL FMF (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics), UM FNM (University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), UP FAMNIT (University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies), UP IAM (University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute) and company Abelium d. o. o.
Over 320 mathematicians from 41 different countries participated at the conference. Majority of them came from Slovenia (64), USA (30) and Italy (23). Increasing number of participants is the proof that the Slovene international conference has become one of the most important global conferences in the field of graph theory, which has repeatedly attracted established researchers and prospective young doctoral and postdoctoral students from around the world. It is offering a platform, where they can exchange the most important findings and insight into the most current problems in the field of graph theory.
During the conference, more than 270 lectures were offered, of which 11 were plenary lectures delivered by top mathematicians from all over the world. Among them were also recipients of the most prestigious mathematical awards.
The next conference will take place in 2023, and the next organizer in line is prof. Tomaž Pisanski, PhD, who celebrated his 70th birthday this year. He announced that the organization on his behalf will be succeeded by prof. Primož Potočnik, PhD.
Immediately after the conference, another important event followed. Last weekend, the traditional International Doctoral Summer School from Discrete Mathematics started at Rogla. The 9th edition attracted 77 mathematicians from 19 countries, including university professors, researchers and doctoral students. The summers school offers another important platform for connecting young people and experienced mathematicians.
We wish them a lot of new insights and interesting findings!