UBC Discrete Math Seminar: Maria Esipova

  • Date: 11/21/2023
  • Time: 16:00
Maria Esipova

University of British Columbia


A result on the c2 invariant for powers of primes


The c2 invariant is an arithmetic graph invariant related to quantum field theory. It is defined in terms of a point count of the Kirchhoff polynomial of a graph and I will present a combinatorial technique for computing the c2 invariant by counting certain forests on a graph. As well, I will introduce a relation for the c2 invariant at prime powers. This result follows from a relation modulo p between certain coefficients of powers of products of particularly nice polynomials.

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Location: ESB 4133

Time: 4pm Pacific