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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

2:00 pm in Zoom,Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lower bounds for difference bases

Anton Bernshteyn (Carnegie Mellon University)

Abstract: A difference basis with respect to $n$ is a subset $A \subseteq \mathbb{Z}$ such that $A - A \supseteq [n]$. Rédei and Rényi showed that the minimum size of a difference basis with respect to $n$ is $(c+o(1))\sqrt{n}$ for some positive constant $c$. The precise value of $c$ is not known, but some bounds are available, and I will discuss them in this talk. This is joint work with Michael Tait (Villanova University).

For the Zoom ID and password, please email Sean at SEnglish@illinois.edu.