This seminar builds on the knowledge and material studied within the Discrete Mathematics I course.
We are going to explore the Erdős distinct distance problem, and the beautiful combinatorial (and sometimes geometric) techniques that went into it over the years.
The seminar's material will follow the book titled The Erdős Distance Problem, by Julia Garibaldi, Alex Iosevich and Steven Senger, and the references therein.
The seminar will be run by
Arnimallee 3, Rm 211a
Arnimallee 3, Rm 206
A formal prerequisite is the successful completion of the Discrete Mathematics I course taught in the Summer 2018 semester, or the consent of the instructors (please contact if necessary).
This course can be used as a seminar in the Bachelor's curriculum of the Freie Universität Berlin.
The seminar will meet on Tuesdays, 12:30 to 14:00, in Arnimallee 6, SR 007/008.
We will have a meeting on the 16th of October to assign topics and schedule the semester's talks.