2013 CMS Winter Meeting

University of Ottawa, December 6 - 9, 2013


Jeffery-Williams Prize

ZINOVY REICHSTEIN, University of british Columbia
From Tschirnhaus transformations to essential dimension  [PDF]

I will discuss the classical problem of simplifying polynomials in one variable by Tschirnhaus transformations and explain how it naturally lead to the notion of essential dimension for finite groups and beyond.


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