Seminar on Graph Theory (FSS 2020)

Lecturer: Dr. Makiko Mase (University Mannheim)

Dates: Block seminar on 2–3 Saturdays, probably 14 March + 21 (+28 if needed), in B6 A303

The seminar will be held in English.

Preparation and information meeting: Thursday, 13.02.2020, 15:30–16:30, in B6 A303

If you are interested, you are also very welcome to contact me before the preparation meeting (



  • Nora Hartsfield, Gerhard Ringel: Pearls in Graph Theory. A comprehensive introduction. Academic Press, Inc., 1990.



Graph theory is a beautiful branch of mathematics. It has strong interactions with combinatorics and important applications in optimization and computer science. The book above is ideal for a seminar. The material can be taken for seminar talks as it is. The book introduces into graph theory in a playful, but concise way. As the title claims, the material has been chosen very well. The proofs are the most beautiful ones. There are notions, theorems, exercises and pictures, pictures, pictures.

A pdf file with more information  is  here.



The seminar requires a general good mathematical understanding, but has little concrete prerequisites. It is suitable for all students in the bachelor or master Mathematics in Business and Economics and all students in the bachelor or master Education Mathematics.