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Eran Nevo: Face enumeration in flag complexes

Time: Wed 2021-03-03 10.15 - 11.15

Lecturer: Eran Nevo (Hebrew University)

Location: Zoom meeting ID: 654 5562 3260

Abstract: A simplicial complex is called flag if its faces are all cliques of a graph. 

Flag complexes pop up in various contexts and have been studied extensively. For example, Turan's theorem upper bounds the number of i-faces given the dimension and number of vertices of the flag complex. Yet, the face numbers of flag complexes are not well understood, particularly when taking into account homological information of the complex. I'll describe some problems and results in this direction:

* regarding (face, Betti)-vectors of flag complexes, based on, joint with Ernest Chong, and

** regarding Gal's generalized lower bound conjecture for flag homology spheres, based on, joint with Maria Chudnovsky. 

All relevant background will be given in the talk.

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Zoom meeting ID: 654 5562 3260