UBC Math Department Rising Stars Colloquium: Hong Wang

  • Date: 03/15/2019
  • Time: 15:00
Hong Wang, MIT

University of British Columbia


Rising Stars Colloquium - Falconer's Distance Problem on the Plane


If E is a compact set of Hausdorff dimension s > 1 on the plane, then its distance set was conjectured (by Falconer 1985) to have positive Lebesgue measure. Joint with Guth, Iosevich and Ou, we show that dim E > 5/4 is a sufficient condition. This improves upon Wolff's result for dim E > 4/3.

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Location: ESB 2012


Refreshments will be served in ESB 4133 at 2:30 pm