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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Title: Counting maximal independent sets in the hypercube

Speaker: Richard Lang
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 6486

Abstract:

In this talk we count the number of maximal independent set in the hypercube. It is not hard to see that the n-dimensional hypercube contains at least 2(n-2) maximal independent sets. Duffus, Frankl, and Rödl conjectured that this is also an upper bound. We will discuss a short entropic proof of Ilinca and Kahn (2013) which confirms the conjecture asymptotically.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
6486
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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