Tiling with Polyominoes Seminar - Gordon Kirby

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 4607B South Hall

Event Price: 

Free

Event Contact: 

Michael Dougherty

Email: dougherty@math.ucsb.edu

  • Discrete Geometry Seminar

A polyomino is a shape made by connecting a certain number of equal sized squares, each joined together with at least on other square along an edge. The question of whether a region in the plane can be perfectly tiled using polyominoes drawn from a finite set of polyominoes is a well-established tiling problem. This talk will give an overview of necessary conditions for such a tiling to exist using combinatorial group-theoretic invariants from Conway and Lagarias' paper.