2017
Mar
16

# Colloquium: Oren Becker (HUJI) Tzafriri Prize Lecture "Equations in permutations and group theoretic local testability"

2:30pm to 3:30pm

## Location:

Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem

Abstract: Given two permutations A and B which "almost" commute, are they "close" to permutations A' and B' which really commute? This can be seen as a question about a property the equation XY=YX.
Studying analogous problems for more general equations (or sets of equations) leads to the notion of "locally testable groups" (aka "stable groups").