##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### ABACUS Graduate Combinatorics Seminar

## Nicholas Sieger

#### UC San Diego

## A Quick and Dirty Introduction to Higher Order Fourier Analysis

##### Abstract:

Roth famously used fourier analysis to upper bound the size of a set of integers without 3-term arithmetic progressions. One might hope that similar techniques can be used for 4 or more term progressions, and some simple examples demonstrate otherwise. However, Gowers (2001) introduced a ``higher order'' fourier analysis which generalizes Roth's proof to longer arithmetic progressions. In this talk, we will give a combinatorial sketch of the methods of higher order fourier analysis culminating in the key problem of the field, the inverse conjecture for the gowers norms.

### October 20, 2020

### 3:00 PM

### Email sspiro@ucsd.edu for zoom info

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