**Date & Time:** Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:45-14:45.

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Title:** Shifted partial derivatives in arithmetic circuit complexity

**Speaker:** Srikanth Srinivasan, IIT Bombay

**Abstract:** We introduce a recent method of proving lower bounds on the sizes of
arithmetic circuits introduced by Kayal. We preview this technique for proving
lower bounds for expressing a monomial as a sum of powers of low-degree
polynomials.