For more information about this meeting, contact Svetlana Katok, Becky Halpenny.

Title: | Coverings by systems of linear equations |

Seminar: | PMASS Colloquium |

Speaker: | Mihran Paikian, Penn State |

Abstract: |

Let V be a finite dimensional vector space over a finite field.
Let S be a subset of V. What is the minimal number of systems of
linear equations such that the union of their solutions exactly coincides with S?
The motivation for this question comes from logic and computer science.
I will explain all basic concepts required for understanding this problem, and
then discuss some algebraic and geometric approaches to its solution in special cases. |

### Room Reservation Information

Room Number: | MB113 |

Date: | 01 / 30 / 2014 |

Time: | 02:30pm - 03:20pm |