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SUMMARY:The Critical Exponent: A Novel Graph Invariant
DESCRIPTION:Speaker: Apoorva Khare (Indian Institute of Science\nDepartment
of Mathematics\nBangalore 560012)\n\nAbstract: \nGiven a graph $G$\, let
$\\mathbb{P}_G$ denote the cone of positive semidefinite (psd) matrices\,
with non-negative entries\, and zeros according to $G$. Which powers prese
rve psd-ness when applied entrywise to all matrices in $\\mathbb{P}_G$?\n\
nIn recent work\, joint with D. Guillot and B. Rajaratnam\, we show how pr
eserving positivity relates to the geometry of the graph $G$. This leads u
s to propose a novel graph invariant: the "critical exponent" of $G$. Our
main result shows how this combinatorial invariant resolves the problem fo
r all chordal graphs. We also report on progress for several families of n
on-chordal graphs.\n\n \n
URL:https://www.tcs.tifr.res.in/web/events/818
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LOCATION:A-201 (STCS Seminar Room)
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