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Events for 04/29/2024 from all calendars

Working Seminar on Banach and Metric Spaces

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Time: 09:00AM - 3:00PM

Location: BLOC 140

Title: STEaLTH Workshop on the Xp inequalities

Geometry Seminar

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Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: BLOC 302

Speaker: Akash Sengupta, U. Waterloo

Title: Uniform bounds on Sylvester-Gallai type configurations of polynomials

Abstract: The classical Sylvester-Gallai theorem says that if a finite set of points in the Euclidean plane has the property that the line joining any two points contains a third point from the set, then all the points must be collinear. More generally, a Sylvester-Gallai type configuration is a finite set of geometric objects with certain local dependencies. A remarkable phenomenon is that the local constraints give rise to global dimension bounds for linear SG-type configurations, and such results have found far reaching applications to complexity theory and coding theory. In this talk we will discuss non-linear generalizations of SG-type configurations which consist of polynomials. We will discuss how the commutative-algebraic principle of Stillman uniformity can shed light on low dimensionality of SG-configurations. I’ll talk about results showing that these non-linear SG-type configurations are indeed low-dimensional as conjectured by Gupta. This is based on joint works with A. Garg, R. Oliveira and S. Peleg.