**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.