The Department of Mathematical Sciences will host Dr. Sumukar Das Adhikari, Professor and Dean for the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., as part of its math seminar series. Dr. Das Adhikari will present, “The Polynomial Method in the Study of Zero-Sum Theorems.” This free event will take place in BSB, Room 132. Contact for more information. 


“We consider some elementary algebraic techniques in the area of Zero-sum Combinatorics. Originating from a beautiful theorem of Erdos-Ginzberg-Ziv about sixty years ago and some other questions around the same time, it has found various ramifications and generalizations, with many interesting results and several unanswered questions. It has ushered in many algebraic as well as combinatorial techniques which have found other applications also. In this talk, we shall report on applications of some elementary algebraic techniques in addressing some questions related to a weighted generalization.”