BRISTOL, Tenn. - Nationally ranked 197-pound wrestler Elijah Seay will be presenting original research done in collaboration with Dr. Linderman at this year's American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) annual joint conference. His paper is titled "Ramsey Numbers of Trees with Large Diameter" and investigates the nature of a class of graphs called trees.
A graph is a collection of random dots and lines, where a tree is a graph that lacks cycles. The Ramsey number is the minimum number of vertices such that all undirected simple graphs of some order also contain a clique of some order. In these particular cases, Seay is focusing on trees with a specific diameter, namely n-2, where n is a "complete graph". A complete graph is a simple undirected graph in which every pair of distinct vertices is connected by a unique edge.
This joint conference is the largest on the globe, hosting over 4,500 participants from all over the world. In addition to this impressive extracurricular work, Seay is also nationally ranked ninth in the 197-pound weight class.