We started the Virtual Discrete Math Colloquium from July 22; the first speaker was Paloma T. Lima.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to start a new series of talks given online under the name “Virtual Discrete Math Colloquium” so that we can invite speakers abroad online. On July 22, 2020, its first talk was given by Paloma T. Lima from University of Bergen, Norway. She talked about the problem of deciding whether a given input graph G is a square of some graph H with some restrictions on H. The title of her talk was “Graph Square Roots of Small Distance from Degree One Graphs“.