Seminars & Colloquia Calendar
Reconstructing Random Pictures
Corrine Yap - Rutgers University
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center (and Zoom)
Date & time: Wednesday, 08 March 2023 at 12:15PM - 1:30PM
Abstract: Reconstruction problems ask whether or not it is possible to uniquely build a discrete structure from the collection of its substructures of a fixed size. This question has been explored in a wide range of settings, most famously with graphs and the resulting Graph Reconstruction Conjecture due to Kelly and Ulam, but also including geometric sets, jigsaws, and abelian groups. In this talk, we'll consider the reconstruction of random pictures (n-by-n grids with binary entries) from the collection of its k-by-k subgrids and prove a nearly-sharp threshold for k = k(n). Our main proof technique is an adaptation of the Peierls contour method from statistical physics. Joint work with Bhargav Narayanan.
Meeting ID: 916 4988 7793