Seminar Event Detail

Representation Stability

Date:  Friday, October 29, 2021
Location:  Online (12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)

Title:  (NONSTANDARD TIME) Strength of polynomials

Abstract:   This talk is about the strength of homogeneous polynomials. The strength is a subadditive invariant determined by the convention that a nonzero polynomial has strength 1 exactly when it is reducible. This invariant has been defined by Ananyan and Hochster in their paper proving Stillman's conjecture and has appeared in various works since.

- Why look at the strength of polynomials?
- How do you compute it?
- Is bounded strength a closed condition?
- What is the strength of a generic polynomial?

I will answer some of these questions.


Speaker:  Arthur Bik
Institution:  Max Planck

Event Organizer:   Andrew Snowden


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