Lecturer: prof. dr Arno Siebes

The Course

In this course we study different ways to battle the pattern explosion by reading and discussing the original research papers that introduced these methods. It is a tough course, you are expected to read up on mathematics you haven't seen before. But it is also a fun course, if (like me) you think that thinking very hard is fun.


  • [11-04] The website has been updated
  • [21-04] The slides of the first lecture are here
  • [29-05] The schedule has been updated because of
  • The meeting on wednesday June 5 had to be cancelled
  • There will be a guest lecture on June 14
  • A few typo's have been corrected
  • [13-06] A slight change of plans: there will be Q&A sessions on June 14 and 19, while the guest lecture by prof. dr Yannis Velegrakis will take place on June 21.
  • [13-06] The slides of yesterday's lecture are here