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* Princeton Discrete Math Seminar *
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Date: Thursday 26th April, 2.15 in Fine Hall 224
Speaker: Avi Wigderson, IAS
Title: Points, lines, and local correction of codes
A classical theorem in Euclidean geometry asserts that if a set of
points has the property that every line through two of them contains a
third point, then they must all be on the same line. We prove several
approximate versions of this theorem (and related ones), which are
motivated from questions about locally correctable codes and matrix
rigidity. The proofs use an interesting combination of combinatorial,
algebraic and analytic tools. The talk is self contained.
Joint work with Boaz Barak, Zeev Dvir and Amir Yehudayoff
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Next week: Maria Chudnovsky
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