Polynomial configurations in difference sets

Combinatorics Seminar
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 255
University of Georgia
We will discuss some extensions/generalizations of the striking and elegant fact (proved independently by Furstenberg and Sarkozy) that any subset of the integers of positive upper density necessarily contains two distinct elements whose difference is a perfect square. This is joint work with Akos Magyar.