Date & Time: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 13:45-14:45.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall
Title: How to write the determinant efficiently as a sum of products of linear functions
Speaker: Srikanth Srinivasan, IIT Bombay
Abstract: We will discuss a beautiful recent result due to Ankit Gupta, Pritish Kamath, Neeraj Kayal and Ramprasad Saptharishi that shows how to write the determinat (in characteristic zero) as a "small" sum of products of linear functions.