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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: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 12:15 pm

Duration: This information is not available in the database

Location: CAB G51

Speaker: Thomas Liphardt

Finding a Heaviest Triangle is not Harder than Matrix Multiplication (student talk, 45 min.)

The main result of this paper is that finding a heaviest triangle in a vertex-weighted graph on n vertices can be done in the same asymptotic time as finding any triangle. The best algorithm currently known for the latter problem needs time O(n2.376), which is the time needed by the best known algorithm for multiplying two n x n - matrices. The proof of this result is surprisingly elementary, even more so considering that no subcubic algorithm for this problem was known until STOC 2006.

Paper by Artur Czumaj and Andrzej Lingas: Finding a Heaviest Triangle is not Harder than Matrix Multiplication, Proc. of the 18th Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA) 2007.

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