Date & Time: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 18:30-19:30.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Title: Number of rational points on varieties over finite fields and applications

Speaker: Mrinmoy Datta, IIT Bombay

Abstract: This series of talks is directed towards various results concerning maximum possible number of rational points on (not necessarily irreducible) varieties defined over a finite field and its application to computing higher weights of Reed-Muller codes. In this talk, we shall continue discussing the proof of Zanella's theorem.