Mathematical Picture Language Seminar (Combinatorics Talk): Jacob Fox (Stanford)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Harvard University Jefferson Building Jefferson Building, Room 368, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker:  Jacob Fox (Stanford)

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Title:                      Subset Sums

Abstract:              In this talk, I will discuss novel techniques which allow us to prove a diverse range of results on representing integers as subset sums,

including solutions to many long-standing open problems in the area. For example, we answer a question of Alon and Erdős on the minimum

number of colors needed to color the positive integers less than n so that n cannot be written as a monochromatic sum. Based on joint work with

David Conlon and Huy Tuan Pham. Time permitting, we will discuss some of the remaining outstanding open problems on subset sums and

connections to other areas of mathematics and computer science.

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