Secants of the Veronese and the Determinant

Algebra Seminar
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Texas A&M
Let det_n be the homogeneous polynomial obtained by taking the determinant of an n x n matrix of indeterminates.  In this presentation linear maps called Young flattenings will be defined and will be used to show new lower bounds on the symmetric border rank of det_n.