Events & Seminars

2017 Nov 20

Combinatorics seminar:Sria Louis

11:00am to 12:30pm

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IIAS Room 130
Speaker 1: Sria Louis Title: Asymptotically Almost Every 2r-regular Graph has an Internal Partition Abstract: An internal partition of a graph is a partitioning of the vertex set into two parts such that for every vertex, at least half of its neighbors are on its side. It is easy to notice that such a partition doesn't always exist (e.g. - cliques), though, both the existence and finding of such a partition - are open problems. Stiebitz (1996), responding to a problem of Thomassen (1983), made a breakthrough in this area, but the question and some interesting generalizations are still open.
2017 Mar 06

Combinatorics: Zilin Jiang (Technion) "Relations between Tverberg points and central points"

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Rothberg B220 (CS)
Speaker: Zilin Jiang (Technion) Title: Relations between Tverberg points and central points Abstract: Given 3n lines in general position in the plane, it is always possible to partition them into n triples of lines so that all the triangles, formed by the triples, share a common point. This result is known back in 1988 by J.P. Roudneff. Strangely, in higher dimensions, it is only proved by Roman Karasev for n that is a prime power.
2016 Feb 29

Combinatorics

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B220 Rothberg (CS and Engineering building)
NOTE THE SPECIAL TIME: 11:00--12:30 Speaker: Eyal Ackerman, University of Haifa at Oranim Title: Coloring points with respect to squares Abstract: Is there an absolute constant $m$ such that any finite planar point set can be 2-colored such that every axis-parallel square that contains at least $m$ points contains points of both colors? I will discuss this problem and related ones.
2016 Dec 05

Combinatorics: Klim Efremenko (TAU) " Testing Equality in Communication Graphs"

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

B220 Rothberg (CS)
Speaker: Klim Efremenko (TAU) Title: Testing Equality in Communication Graphs Abstract: Let G=(V,E) be a connected undirected graph with k vertices. Suppose that on each vertex of the graph there is a player having an n-bit string. Each player is allowed to communicate with its neighbors according to a (static) agreed communication protocol and the players must decide, deterministically, if their inputs are all equal. What is the minimum possible total number of bits transmitted in a protocol solving this problem? We determine this minimum up to a lower order
2017 Jan 23

Combinatorics: Elchanan Mossel (MIT) "Lower Bounds on Same-Set Inner Product in Correlated Spaces"

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Rothberg B220 (CS bldg)
Speaker: Elchanan Mossel (MIT) Title: Lower Bounds on Same-Set Inner Product in Correlated Spaces Abstract: Suppose we pick X uniformly from {0,1,2}^n and Y is picked by letting each Y(i) = X(i) or X(i) + 1 mod 3 with probability 0.5 each independently. Is it true that for every set S with |S| > c 2^n it holds that the probability that both X and Y are in S is at least g(c) > 0, where g does not depend on the dimension n? Similar questions were asked before in different contexts. For example,
2018 Jan 08

Combinatorics Seminar: Boris Lishak "The space of triangulations of a compact 4-manifold"

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Eilat Hall at IIAS
There are exponentially many triangulations of a fixed manifold extremely distant from each other in some natural metric. I will discuss similar results for contractible 2-complexes. In order to prove these for the manifold being the sphere (or a contractible complex) one needs to create topology out of nothing. This is done by studying group theory of the trivial group.
2017 Jan 09

Combinatorics: Ilan Karpas (HU) "Families with forbidden intersection patterns"

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Rothberg B220 (CS bldg)
Speaker: Ilan Karpas, HU Tilte: Families with forbidden intersection patterns Abstract: Let l, n be even natural numbers. A pattern p of length l is an element p = (p1, . . . , pl) ∈ {−, +}^l. Given such a pattern and two sets A, B ⊂ [n], we say that the pair (A, B) forms pattern p if the following conditions are satisfied: 1. A \Delta B = {i_1, . . . , i_l}, where i_1 < i_2 < . . . < i_l, 2. For 1 ≤ j ≤ l, we have i_ j ∈ A \ B if p_ j = + and i_ j ∈ B \ A if p_ j = −.
2016 Nov 07

László Babai (U. Chicago) "Finite permutation groups and the Graph Isomorphism problem"

10:40am to 12:50pm

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Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Safra campus, Givat Ram
* This talk is joint with the 20th Midrasha Mathematicae: 60 faces to groups, celebrating Alex Lubotzky's 60th birthday. The full program for AlexFest, Nov. 6--11, is detailed here: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/ias/public/121/the20thMidrashaMa2016/program.pdf ----------- Speaker: László Babai (University of Chicago) Title: Finite permutation groups and the Graph Isomorphism problem Updated abstract: The Graph Isomorphism (GI) problem is the algorithmic problem
2017 Dec 18

Combinatorics seminar: Orit Raz

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Eilat Hal at IIAS
Title: Polynomials vanishing on Cartesian products Abstract: Let F(x,y,z) be a real trivariate polynomial of constant degree, and let A,B,C be three sets of real numbers, each of size n. How many roots can F have on A x B x C?

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