Workshop IV: Finding Algebraic Structures in Extremal Combinatorial Configurations

May 19 - 23, 2014

Schedule


Monday, May 19, 2014

9:00 - 9:50
Shachar Lovett (University of California, San Diego (UCSD))

The Freiman-Ruzsa Theorem in Finite Fields

 
10:30 - 11:20
Jose Voloch (University of Texas at Austin)

Arcs and caps in projective spaces over finite fields

 
1:30 - 2:20
Frank de Zeeuw (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))

Polynomials on products
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2:45 - 3:35
Nathan Kaplan (Yale University)

Arcs in the Projective Plane
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4:30 - 5:30
Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study)

Public Lecture: Randomness and Pseudorandomness
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

9:00 - 9:50
Shubhangi Saraf (Rutgers University New Brunswick/Piscataway)

Incidence geometry and applications to theoretical computer science

 
10:30 - 11:20
1:30 - 2:20
Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study)

Research Lecture: Permanent & Determinant: Non-identical Twins
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3:00 - 3:50
4:15 - 5:05

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

9:00 - 9:50
Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study)

Matrix Rank - Extensions, Applications and Open Problems

 
10:30 - 11:20
Tali Kaufman (Bar-Ilan University)

Bounded degree high dimensional expanders
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1:30 - 2:20
Marton Hablicsek (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Kakeya problem over non-archimedean rings

 
2:45 - 3:35
Joseph Silverman (Brown University)

Extremal Configurations in Arithmetic Dynamics

 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

9:00 - 9:50
Maryanthe Malliaris (University of Chicago)

Comparing the complexity of unstable theories

10:30 - 11:20
Herbert Edelsbrunner (Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria))

The Morse theory of Cech & Delaunay complexes

 
1:30 - 2:20
Michael Bateman (University of Cambridge)

Inverse 2D Kakeya theorems

 
2:45 - 3:35
Aart Blokhuis (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)

Blocking Sets and Covers, variations of the Kakeya problem

 
4:00 - 4:50
Noam Elkies (Harvard University)

Variations on a theme of Sylvester

5:15 - 6:05
Joshua Zahl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Space Curve Arrangements with Many Incidences

 

Friday, May 23, 2014

9:00 - 9:50
Boris Bukh (Carnegie-Mellon University)

Algebraic constructions of K_{s,t}-free graphs

 
10:30 - 11:20
Ernest Croot (Georgia Institute of Technology)

 

1:30 - 2:20
Simeon Ball (Polytechnical University of Cataluña (Barcelona))

Segre's theorem and the MDS conjecture

 
2:45 - 3:35
Ilya Shkredov (Steklov Mathematical Institute)

The additive energy and the eigenvalues
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4:00 - 4:50
Harald Helfgott (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS))

Random generators of the symmetric group: diameter, mixing time and spectral gap