A seminar by Dr. Subrahmanyam Kalyanasundaram on Combinatorial Nullstellensatz
Speaker: Dr. Subrahmanyam Kalyanasundaram
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
The Combinatorial Nullstellensatz was a landmark result by Alon (1999), who observed the underlying theme behind several existing results in combinatorics. Combinatorial Nullstellensatz can be viewed as a generalization of the simple fact that a degree d polynomial cannot have more than d roots. This is a versatile algebraic technique that has helped prove various results in diverse areas such as graph theory, additive number theory and geometry. In this talk, we will see the Nullstellensatz and several interesting applications.
This talk will be self-contained. No prior knowledge will be required apart from some basic algebra.