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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Discrete Analysis Seminar > Difference sets and nonnegative exponential sums

## Difference sets and nonnegative exponential sumsAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Máté Matolcsi
- Wednesday 17 February 2010, 14:00-15:00
- MR12, CMS.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Boris Bukh. Given a prescribed subset R of some Abelian group, what is the maximal cardinality of a set A such that the difference set A-A lies in R? Several problems from strikingly different parts of mathematics fit into this general setting, including sphere-packings, number theoretical problems and mutually unbiased bases. In this talk I will describe a general method (due to Delsarte) involving nonnegative exponential sums which leads to upper bounds on the cardinality (or density) of such sets A. Possible applications will be mentioned. Some of the material is joint work with Imre Z. Ruzsa. This talk is part of the Discrete Analysis Seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All CMS events
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