Pure Math Grad Colloquium

Thursday, November 24, 2022 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Brady Ali Medina, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Sidon Sets"

A Sidon set is a set with the property that all the differences between two elements of the set are distinct.  A natural question that arises is to know the largest number of elements that a Sidon set can have in the interval {1,...,n}.  In this talk, we will give an answer to this question. Moreover, we are going to see how the Sidon sets can be used to describe the last Theorem of Fermat in Fq and how these sets can also help us to compute the number of incidences between a set P of points and a set L of lines in Fq X Fq.

MC 5501