The theory of graph spectra can, in a way, be considered as an attempt to utilize linear algebra including, in particular, the welldeveloped theory of matrices for the purposes of graph theory and its applications. However, that does not mean that the theory of graph spectra can be reduced to the theory of matrices; on the contrary, it has its own characteristic features and specific ways of reasoning that fully justifying it to be treated as a theory in its own right.
It has the curious feature that some of the main results, although purely combinatorial in character, seem in the present state of knowledge to be unobtainable without resorting to algebraic methods involving a consideration of eigenvalues of adjacency matrices of graphs. There are unexplored and semiexplored territories in graph theory. It will be apparent that the results achieved so far barely scratch the surface of what appears to be a rich area of investigation.



CARIOCA GRAPH a split nonthreshold Laplacian integral graph. 

ORIGINS OF THE THEORY OF GRAPH SPECTRA
The first paper was in quantum chemistry:
* E. Hückel, Quantentheoretische Beitrage zum Benzolproblem, Z. Phys. 70(1931), 204286
The first mathematical paper:
* L. Collatz, U. Sinogowitz, Spektren endlicher Grafen, Abh. Math. Sem. Univ. Hamburg, 21(1957), 6377
Many years later was recognized that the two theories are essentially the same.



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About eBook "Graph Theory", by Reinhard Diestel
We received this note from Reinhard Diestel
"On March 12, 2013, the inexpensive eBook edition of my book, Graph Theory, will have to move to another outlet, due to epublisher Lulu's
policy decision to discontinue AdobeDRM support. I hope to have alternative channels in place by that time, but cannot say at this stage whether they'll be as cheap as currently at Lulu.
Until March 11, the eBook should continue to be available from Lulu, through the book's website,
http://diestelgraphtheory.com
It runs on PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices.
The (printable) "professional edition" will change from the current certificatebased DRM to passwordbased DRM, which will be easier to use on all platforms that can display PDF.
The free preview edition will be unaffected by these changes and remain available from the book's website.
RD, 19 Feb 2013

Matrix Computations
The Fourth Edition of Matrix Computations by Golub and Van Loan is now available. For additional information, see
www.cs.cornell.edu/cv/GVL4
/golubandvanloan.htm

LIASGT Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, 2012 September 2728

The House of Graphs
House of Graphs (http://hog.grinvin.org) is a new database of graphs.
The key principle is to have a searchable database and offer–next to complete lists of some graph classes–also a list of special graphs that have already turned out to be interesting and relevant in the study of graph theoretic problems or as counterexamples to conjectures. This list can be extended by users of the database.

MATCH Journal
MATCH Journal now is free pay in
http://www.pmf.kg.ac.rs/match

Applications of Combinatorial Matrix Theory to Laplacian Matrices of Graphs, J.J. Molitierno
This book is a compilation of many of the results concerning Laplacian matrices that have been developed since the mid 1970's.

LIASGT Workshop
The Latin IberoAmerican Spectral Graph Theory Workshop has been organized as a forum for the many researchers around the Latinoiberoamerican. However, every researcher in Graph Spectra will be welcome. The conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, from September 27 to 28, 2012. Please, for more information visit http://sobrapo.org.br/liasgt/

The Mutually Beneficial Relationship of Graphs and Matrices, Richard A. Brualdi
Graphs and matrices enjoy a fascinating and mutually beneficial relationship. This book is not a comprehensive study of graphs and matrices. The particular content of the lectures was chosen for its accessibility, beauty, and current relevance, and for the possibility of enticing the audience to want to learn more.

A new book by Anthony Bonato and Richard Nowakowski
The Game of Cops and Robbers on Graphs, Published by the American Mathematical Society
http://math.ryerson.ca/~abonato
/copsandrobbers.html

Graph Theory section of the journal DMTCS
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DMTCS) is a electronic journal devoted to publication in the fields of Discrete
Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science and the
intersection of the two. It is listed by ISI.
The Graph Theory section covers research in all aspects of finite graphs
but with a slight preference to papers with results showing some
connection to computer science.

Graph Theory section of the journal DMTS (cont.)
Section editors
* Joergen BangJensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
* Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University, USA
* Frederic Havet, CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France
* Michael Henning, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
* Jing Huang, Un. of Victoria, Canada
* Tomas Kaiser, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
* Kenichi Kawarabayashi, NII, Tokyo, Japan

Graph Theory section of the journal DMTS (cont.)
* Peter Keevash, Queen Mary University of London, England
* Jan Kratochvil, Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic
* Matthias Kriesell, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
* Zsolt Tuza, Hungarian Academiy of Sciences, Hungary
* Anders Yeo, Royal Holloway, University of London, England
The EditorinChief of DMTCS is Jens Gustedt, INRIA Nancy  Grand Est.

Professor Dragos Cevetkovic for his 70 years
The group of researchers in Spectral Graph Theory of Rio de Janeiro would like to congratulate Professor Dragos Cevetkovic on his 70th birthday. Also, the group would like to express its thanks to Professor for his pioneering and significant contribution to the graph spectra area.

