Combinatorics and Probability

  • Béla Bollobás

    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Michael Krivelevich

    Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Emo Welzl

    ETH Zürich, Switzerland


The main theme of this workshop was the use of probabilistic methods in combinatorics and theoretical computer science. Although these methods have been around for decades, they are being refined all the time: they are getting more and more sophisticated and powerful. Another theme was the study of random combinatorial structures, either for their own sake, or to tackle extremal questions. Both themes were richly represented at the workshop, with many recent exciting results presented by the lecturers.

Cite this article

Béla Bollobás, Michael Krivelevich, Emo Welzl, Combinatorics and Probability. Oberwolfach Rep. 10 (2013), no. 2, pp. 1087–1152

DOI 10.4171/OWR/2013/18