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Eshita Mazumdar

Date/Time: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 15:30 to 16:30
Venue: 
SMS Conference Room (via GoogleMeet)
Speaker: 
Eshita Mazumdar
Affiliation: 
ISI Bangalore
Title: 
Two Extremal Problems on Set Addition

Typically an extremal problem deals with the problem of estimating the maximum or mini- mum possible cardinality of a collection of finite objects that satisfies certain requirements. In my talk I am going to present my most recent research works related to extremal problems. For a finite abelian group G and A ⊂ [1, exp(G) − 1], the A-weighted Davenport Constant DA(G) is defined to be the least positive integer k such that any sequence S with length k over G has a non-empty A-weighted zero-sum subsequence. The original motivation for introducing Daven- port Constant was to study the problem of non-unique factorization domain over number fields. The precise value of this invariant for any group and for any set A is still unknown. In first half of my talk, I will present an Extremal Problem related to Weighted Davenport Constant, which we introduced and discuss several exciting results for any finite abelian group. It is a joint work with Prof. Niranjan Balachandran. In second part of my talk, I will discuss how to improve the Plu ̈nnecke inequality for iterated sumsets over any abelian group G. While doing so we estab- lished a bridge between almost a century old Macaulay’s theorem in commutative algebra and iterated sumsets in additive combinatorics. This process leads us to define an extremal problem as well. This is a joint work with Prof. Shalom Eliahou.

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