Seminar: April 30

Dhruv Mubayi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Quasirandom Hypergraphs

Since the foundational results of Thomason and Chung-Graham-Wilson on quasirandom graphs over 20 years ago, there has been a lot of effort by many researchers to extend the theory to hypergraphs. I will present some of this history, and then describe our recent results that provide such a generalization and unify much of the previous work. One key new aspect in the theory is a systematic study of hypergraph eigenvalues. If time permits I will show some applications to Sidorenko's conjecture and the certification problem for random k-SAT. This is joint work with John Lenz.