R440, Astronomy-Mathematics Building, NTU

**Speaker:**

Eiichi Bannai (Kyushu University)

Etsuko Bannai (Kyushu University)

**Organizers:**

Wei-Hsuan Yu (National Central University)

一、 課程背景與目的：

Prerequisite: Linear algebra and calculus.

The purpose is to explore the audience on "algebraic combinatorics" without assuming any previous knowledge of combinatorics. I will try to propose many open problems hoping that some of them are accessible and solvable by the audience. (We encourage and emphasize the discussions on trying to solve these open problems among the audience.)

二、課程之大綱與講者：

Introduction to algebraic combinatorics. Topics will include: codes and designs on the sphere and on the association schemes. Connections with group theory and some representation theory will also be discussed. (I will try to discuss these topics without assuming any previous knowledge as much as possible.

Prof. Eiichi Bannai is a worldwide well-known mathematician working in algebraic combinatorics area. He had been professor in Ohio State University (US), Kyushu University (Japan) and Shanghai Jiatong Univesity (China). He is passionate to supervise students and to teach young generation mathematicians. He had supervised 30 Ph.D students and numerous graduate and undergraduate students.

**Contact:**
murphyyu@ncts.ntu.edu.tw