Webinar: The charm in proving something is impossible: a complexity theoretic view by Dr. Nutan Limaye (IIT Bombay)

Gonit Sora is organizing a webinar on theoretical computer science to be delivered by Dr. Nutan Limaye of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay). The details are given below.

Date: 06 September, 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 2.30 pm IST

Title: The charm in proving something is impossible: a complexity theoretic view

Abstract: If I asked you to represent \sqrt{2} as a fraction or if I asked you to name the largest prime number, then possibly after a bit of thought, you will say “that is impossible!”. In mathematics, it is not enough to claim that something is impossible, but you should also prove it. 

I will take a computational view towards proofs of impossibilities and introduce you to some concepts from a fascinating area of Theoretical Computer Science called Complexity Theory.

About the speaker: Dr. Nutan Limaye is an associate professor in the department of CSE, IIT Bombay, She did her PhD at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) Chennai, followed by a stint at TIFR Mumbai, before joining IIT Bombay, She is associated with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) as the vice chair of the ACM-W since 2019. Her research interests are in theoretical aspects of Computer Science. Specifically she is interested in Algorithms and Complexity Theory.

The talk will be suitable for a general audience (college students are specially welcome), and will be held online via Zoom. It will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

e-Certificates will be issued to participants who attend the talk on Zoom.

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