High Dimensional Expanders and Ramanujan Complexes

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar II
Topic:High Dimensional Expanders and Ramanujan Complexes
Speaker:Alex Lubotzky
Affiliation:Hebrew University
Date:Tuesday, February 12
Time/Room:10:30am - 12:30pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/csdm/1213/0212-AlexLubotzky

Expander graphs, in general, and Ramanujan graphs, in particular, have been objects of intensive research in the last four decades. Many application came out, initially to computer science and combinatorics and more recently also to pure mathematics (number theory, geometry, group theory ). In recent years, there has been an interest in generalizing this theory to higher dimensional simplical complexes. We plan to survey first the classical theory and then describe the more recent developments. Some directions of current research will be presented as well as suggestions for future research.