Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, 4th May 2006, 4:00 pm
Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2
"A non-commutative Waring type theorem"
Hilbert's solution to Waring Problem shows that for
every k>0 there is a number g(k) such that every natural
number is a sum of g(k) k-th powers. We study problems
of similar flavor in non-commutative contexts such as
permutation groups and matrix groups. Our proofs involve
probabilistic arguments and representation theory.
Light refreshments will be served in the faculty lounge at 3:30.
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