LMS Research School

Graph Packing

19 - 25 April 2020, Eastbourne


The topic

The application of random processes, the regularity method, and the absorbing method are three powerful modern techniques in Extremal Combinatorics which featured in many significant advances in the field over the last 20 years. One topic that brings all these three approaches together is that of graph and hypergraph packing. Packing problems study conditions under which copies of different graphs can be embedded edge-disjointly into a given host graph. There are applications of this in such diverse areas as information theory, computational complexity, computational biology, experiment design, and the theory of combinatorial games. With the help of the above-mentioned techniques, celebrated breakthroughs were recently possible on a number of long-standing and difficult questions in this area.

The purpose of this Research School is to introduce young researchers to these problems, results, and techniques, and to explore open questions in the field and in related research areas.


  • Felix Joos   (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    Regularity and absorbing for packing

  • Diana Piguet   (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
    Random processes and packings

  • Alexey Pokrovskiy   (Birkbeck, University of London)
    Rainbow matchings and packings

Plenary Speakers

  • Penny Haxell   (University of Waterloo, Canada)

  • Richard Montgomery   (University of Birmingham, UK)

  • Peter Keevash   (University of Oxford, UK)

Apply & Register


PhD Students and Early Career Researchers are invited to apply for this Research School.
Applications are required to include a reference letter.

Apply Here

Places are limited to 30 participants.

We will inform successful applicants shortly after applications close, at which time payment of the registration fee will be required.

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes accomodation, breakfast, and lunch.

Limited need-based financial support is available for participants.


The schedule will be fixed later.


The Research School will be held at the LTC Eastbourne.
This is located in an old stately home in Compton Park, about 1km by foot from Eastbourne train station, on the South Coast.


Peter Allen

Peter Allen

London School of Economics

Julia Boettcher

Julia Böttcher

London School of Economics

Jozef Skokan

Jozef Skokan

London School of Economics