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Lei Xue : A Proof of Grünbaum’s Lower Bound Conjecture for polytopes, lattices, and strongly regular pseudomanifolds

Time: Wed 2022-04-27 17.15 - 18.15

Location: Zoom meeting ID: 654 5562 3260

Lecturer: Lei Xue (University of Washington)

Abstract: In 1967, Grünbaum conjectured that any \(d\)-dimensional polytope with \(d+s\leq 2d\) vertices has at least \(\phi_k (d+s,d) = {d+1 \choose k+1} + {d \choose k+1} - {d+1-s \choose k+1}\) \(k\)-faces. In the talk, we will prove this conjecture and discuss equality cases. We will then extend our results to lattices with diamond property (the inequality part) and to strongly regular normal pseudomanifolds (the equality part). We will also talk about recent results on \(d\)-dimensional polytopes with \(2d+1\) or \(2d+2\) vertices.

Zoom meeting ID: 654 5562 3260

Zoom link: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/65455623260