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Theory Seminar: On Complexity of Closest Pair Problem
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Karthik C.S.(Weizmann Institute of Science)
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Wednesday, 16.1.2019, 12:30
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Taub 201
Given a set of points in a metric space, the Closest Pair problem asks to find a pair of distinct points in the set with the smallest distance. In this talk, we address the fine-grained complexity of this problem which has been of recent interest. At the heart of all our proofs is the construction of a dense bipartite graph with special embedding properties and are inspired by the construction of locally dense codes.

The talk is based on a joint work with Pasin Manurangsi.
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