# Seminars & Colloquia Calendar

## The Erdos-Szekeres conjecture

#### Tae Young Lee

Location: ** Zoom: please email quentin.dubroff@rutgers.edu to be added to the mailing list**

Date & time: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Abstract: Imagine five points in \(R^2\), where no three of them are colinear. You can always find a convex quadrilateral among them. How many points do you need for a convex pentagon? What about a convex \(k\)-gon? Is it even possible? Erdos and Szekeres proved that this is indeed possible whenever you have at least \(ES(k)\) points in general position, where \(ES(k)\) is some number not exceeding \(((2k-4)\) choose \((k-2))+1\). They conjectured that \(ES(k)=2^{k-2}+1\), and later proved that this is a lower bound. I will present their proofs about these facts and a sketch of the proof of the best known upper bound by Andrew Suk. If time permits, I will also briefly discuss some variants and generalizations of this problem. |

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Lev Borisov, Emanuel Diaconescu, Angela Gibney, Nicolas Tarasca, and Chris Woodward Organizer's webpage

Jason Saied Seminar webpage

Brian Pinsky, Rashmika Goswami website

Quentin Dubroff Organizer's webpage

James Holland; Organizer website

Edna Jones Organizer's webpage

Brooke Ogrodnik website

Yanyan Li, Zheng-Chao Han, Jian Song, Natasa Sesum Organizer's Webpage

Organizer: Luochen Zhao

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Lisa Carbone, Yi-Zhi Huang, James Lepowsky, Siddhartha Sahi Organizer's webpage

Simon Thomas website

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Joel Lebowitz, Michael Kiessling

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Stephen D. Miller, John C. Miller, Alex V. Kontorovich, Alex Walker seminar website

Stephen D. Miller

Brooke Ogrodnik, Website

Organizers: Yanyan Li, Z.C. Han, Jian Song, Natasa Sesum

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Kristen Hendricks, Xiaochun Rong, Hongbin Sun, Chenxi Wu Organizer's page

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