University of Birmingham > Talks@bham > Combinatorics and Probability seminar > Covering real grids with multiplicity

## Covering real grids with multiplicityAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Simona Boyadzhiyska, Birmingham
- Thursday 18 May 2023, 15:00-16:00
- Arts LR1.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Richard Mycroft. Given a field $\mathbb{F}$, finite subsets $S_1,\dots,S_d\subseteq \mathbb{F}$, and a point $\vec{p}\in S_1\times \dots\times S_d$,
what is the smallest number of hyperplanes needed to cover all points of $S_1\times\dots\times S_d\setminus\{\vec{p}\}\subseteq \mathbb{F} We will discuss a variant of this problem in which every point in $S_1\times\dots\times S_d\setminus\{\vec{p}\}$ must be covered \emph{at least $k\geq 1$ times}, while the remaining point $\vec{p}$ is again left uncovered. In contrast to the case $k=1$, this problem is generally not well understood for larger $k$. Recently Clifton and Huang and Sauermann and Wigderson investigated the special case where $\mathbb{F} = \mathbb{R}$ and the grid is $\{0,1\}d$. A natural next step is to consider larger grids over the reals. In this talk, we will focus on the two-dimensional setting and determine the answer for several different types of grids. This is joint work with Anurag Bishnoi, Shagnik Das, and Yvonne den Bakker. This talk is part of the Combinatorics and Probability seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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