COMPUTERS AND THE CLASSIFICATION OF CONFIGURATIONS
Presented by Harald GROPP
Type: Oral presentation
This talk will discuss the construction and classification of configurations by computers. Results and conjectures will be presented. An early result was obtained for cubic graphs on 10 vertices (which were needed for applications in chemistry) in the 1960s by Balaban and Imrich. The same result had already be obtained at the end of the 19th century in the language of configurations, of course without a computer. Mainly symmetric configurations will be discussed, but also e.g. the configurations $(12_4,16_3)$ will be considered. At the end, the focus will be on spatial configurations and other lambda-configurations.