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Experimental Mathematics Seminar

Boolean Satisfiability 

Anthony Zaleski, Rutgers University 

Location:  HILL 705
Date & time: Thursday, 02 November 2017 at 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Abstract:    Given a logical formula in n Boolean variables, how can we determine whether there is an assignment to the variables that makes it true? This is the task of Boolean satisfiability (SAT), the first problem proved to be NP-complete. Here, we shall talk about our ideas for constructing SAT solvers. Then, we shall discuss some computer-generated results and conjectures regarding generalizations of SAT inspired by integer covering systems.

Joint work with Dr. Zeilberger.