Friday, October 4, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Rota's Conjecture

Speaker: Jim Geelen
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: Mathematics and Computer Building (MC) 5158

Abstract:

In 1970, Gian-Carlo Rota posed a conjecture giving a succinct
combinatorial characterization of the linear dependencies among a finite set of vectors in a vector space over any given finite field.
I will discuss joint work with Bert Gerards and Geoff Whittle that led to a
solution.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
5158
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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