Lecture 2: Polynomial methods in incidence geometry

Sun, 07/05/201711:00
Rothberg building(s), Room B220
Jozsef Solymosi, UBC
Several exciting new results in discrete geometry and additive combinatorics were proved using basic properties of a well chosen polynomial. In these cases the polynomial captures some of the key features of the problem.
We will analyse the results searching for common elements in the proofs.