School Seminars and Colloquia

Spectral graph theory (VII)

Discrete Structures and Algorithms (Reading Group)

by Liz Stanhope

Institution: Lewis \& Clark College
Date: Wed 11th April 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 107, Richard Berry Building

Abstract: This week we transition into reading Fan Chung's Spectral Graph Theory text. We will define the normalized Laplace spectrum of a graph and compare it to the spectra considered previously in the seminar. Links to differential geometry will be discussed. Time permitting we will also take a look at the normalized Laplace spectrum and random walks.