Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics (CSDM)
We will start with presenting the basic notions of (co)homomology of simplical complexes (which requires only basic linear algebra over the field of order 2) and then we will indicate its relevance for several topics in computer science and combinatorics: 1) Property testing. 2) Quantum error correcting codes (where triangulation of some 4-dim hyperbolic manifolds lead to such codes with unexpected parameters) 3) High dimensional expanders. 4) Random simplical complexes.
In his 1947 paper that inaugurated the probabilistic method, Erdős proved the existence of $2 \log(n)$-Ramsey graphs on $n$ vertices. Matching Erdős' result with a constructive proof is a central problem in combinatorics that has gained a significant attention in the literature. In this talk we will present a recent work towards this goal (http://eccc.hpi-web.de/report/2015/095/).