1st Emléktábla Workshop


The János Bolyai Mathematical Society and the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics are organizing the fourth event of the Emléktábla Workshop Series. The aim of the series is to gather young mathematicians to work on problems posed by experienced senior researchers. The topic of the fourth workshop is still combinatorics; more precisely positional games.


On the first day the senior participants give one lecture each presenting an area with many open problems that we will solve during the rest of the week. Every other day we will split up to smaller groups according to which problem we want to work on. At the end of the day each group gives an informal presentation about the long standing conjectures solved that day.

Schedule of Day I

9:29 Welcome
9:30 - 10:15 Michael Krivelevich: Introduction to Positional Games
10:30 - 11:15 Dan Hefetz: Maker-Breaker Games
11:30 - 12:15 Milos Stojakovic: Avoider-Enforcer Games

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45 Asaf Ferber: Strong Games and Fast Weak Games


The first day of lectures will be held at the Rényi Institute in Budapest. Later that afternoon we travel to Tihany. The rest of the workshop will be held at the guest house of the Limnology Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Tihany.

How do we get there?

To get to Rényi Institute follow the instructions of its webpage.


Attendance of the first day lectures is free. If you come to Tihany, accommodation (3 nights) and food (Monday dinner through Thursday lunch) and travel costs will be approximately 50000 ft=170euros/person.


Due to the limited capacity of the guest house in Tihany we cannot accept applications anymore.

Confirmed Participants:


Asaf Ferber, Tel-Aviv University
Dan Hefetz, University of Birmingham,
Michael Krivelevich, Tel-Aviv University,
Milos Stojakovic, Univeristy of Novi Sad


Ross Atkins, University of Oxford
János Barát, Monash University
Dennis Clemens, FU Berlin
Péter Csikvári, ELTE and Rényi Institute
Rado Fulek, EPF Lausanne
Dániel Gerbner, Rényi Institute
Roman Glebov, FU Berlin
Andrzej Grzesik, Jagellonian University, Krakow
Rani Hod, Tel-Aviv University
Ida Kantor, Charles University
Balázs Keszegh, Rényi Institute
Nathan Kettle, Cambridge University
Younjin Kim, MSRI
Anita Liebenau, FU Berlin
Hong Liu, UIUC
Viola Mészáros, TU Berlin
Mirjana Mikalacki, University of Novi Sad
Zoltán Nagy, Rényi Institute
Alon Naor, Tel-Aviv University
Cory Palmer, UIUC
Dömötör Pálvölgyi, Eötvös University
Balázs Patkós, Rényi Institute
Alexsey Pokrovskiy, London School of Economics
Marko Savic, University of Novi Sad
Fiona Skerman, University of Oxford
Tomas Valla, Charles University
Máté Vizer, Central European University
Dominik Vu, University of Memphis
Kerstin Weller, University of Oxford
Marcin Witkowski, Adam Mickiewicz University
Bartosz Zaleski, Adam Mickiewicz University