# A circuitous proof of the Erdos-Gallai Theorem

**Meeting Time:** Sept. 14, 2010, 2:00-2:50pm

**Abstract:**
The Erdos-Gallai Theorem is a characterization of integer sequences that
are degree sequences of a simple graph. We will give an original proof
that will take us through several interesting ideas, including the Durfee
square, the Gale-Ryser Theorem, network flows, and the Ryser Criterion for
degree sequence realizability.