# Events for 04/29/2024 from all calendars

## Working Seminar on Banach and Metric Spaces

**Time: ** 09:00AM - 3:00PM

**Location: ** BLOC 140

**Title: ***STEaLTH Workshop on the X _{p} inequalities*

## Geometry Seminar

**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.