Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Family Fencing

I'm not the only member of my family interested in fencing!

My son, Jonah Ostroff, has completed a PhD in Mathematics at Brandeis University, specializing in combinatorics, and I couldn't be more proud!

His dissertation topic was "Counting Connected Digraphs with Gradings" and his one-sentence abstract: "We'll define two new structures on directed graphs called gradings and fencings, and see how we can use these to count graphs with various connectivity conditions." Above are three visual examples of fencings he discussed at his dissertation defense.

Below are three examples of the fencings that give me inspiration for my (art) work:

Many congratulations Dr. Jonah Ostroff!