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Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with M. Ghaffari, A. Steger and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 12:15 pm

Duration: This information is not available in the database

Location: CAB G51

Speaker: Robin Moser

Introduction to the PPSZ Algorithm

Only few months ago, Timon Hertli has achieved a breakthrough in the theory of satisfiability testing by considerably improving and simplifying the analysis of the well-known k-SAT algorithm PPSZ due to Paturi, Pudlk, Saks and Zane. The improvement leads to a dramatic speedup of the fastest currently known algorithm for 3-SAT. On Thursday, Timon will present his result in the Mittagsseminar.

As outlining the improvement will require at least 30 minutes of your esteemed attention, I will make use of the Tuesday slot to prepare the audience by introducing the PPSZ algorithm and by reviewing the previously known parts of the analysis and some of the history of k-SAT solving in general.


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