Equiangular lines and eigenvalue multiplicities
Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:30 PM
Yufei Zhao (MIT)
Solving a longstanding problem in discrete geometry, we determine, for each given fixed angle and in all sufficiently large dimensions, the maximum number of lines pairwise separated by the given angle.
A key ingredient is a new result in spectral graph theory: the adjacency matrix of a connected bounded degree graph has sublinear second eigenvalue multiplicity.
Joint work with Zilin Jiang, Jonathan Tidor, Yuan Yao, and Shengtong Zhang (all MIT)
Note: This event has changed due to illness.