Joel Oauknine

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Speaker: Joel Oauknine
Venue: IST Austria

Linear recurrence sequences (such as the Fibonacci numbers)
permeate a vast number of areas of mathematics and computer science, and
also have many applications in other fields such as economics, theoretical
biology, and statistical physics. In this talk, I will focus on three
fundamental decision problems for linear recurrence sequences, namely the
Skolem Problem (does the sequence have a zero?), the Positivity Problem
(are all terms of the sequence positive?), and the Ultimate Positivity
Problem (are all but finitely many terms of the sequence positive?).

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