Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Title: Strong Contraction and Influences in Tail Spaces

Speaker: Elchanan Mossel, U Penn

Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 2:00 pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Various motivations recently led Mendel and Naor, Hatami and Kalai to study functions in tail spaces - i.e. function all of whose low level Fourier coefficients vanish. I will discuss the questions and conjectures that they posed and our recent work which resolves some of these questions and conjectures. Based on a joint work with Steven Heilman and Krzysztof Oleszkiewicz.