Simplicial complexes and polynomials with real zeros

Mark Skandera

Dartmouth University

September 12,
4:15pm
refreshments at 3:45pm
2-338

ABSTRACT 

Let a(z) be a polynomial having nonnegative integer coefficients, a constant term of one, and only real zeros. We will discuss the open problem of showing that the coefficients of a(z) count faces in a simplicial complex. This problem generalizes the recent result that the coefficients of a(z) count monomials in a multicomplex.

This is joint work with Jason Bell.


Speaker's Contact Info: mskan(at-sign)dartmouth.edu


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