Recent Trends in Additive Combinatorics

September 9 to September 12, 2004

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

organized by

Terry Tao and Van Vu

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will focus on four inter-related themes:

There have been a number of recent breakthroughs in each of these fields involving new techniques, and goal of the workshop is to popularize these new techniques to people working in the neighboring fields.

The workshop will differ from typical conferences in some regards. Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website. These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and working sessions.

Invited participants include J. Beck, J. Bourgain, J. Bueti, M. Chang, F. Chung, E. Croot, M. Csornyei, G. Freiman, J. Garibaldi, T. Gowers, R. Graham, A. Granville, B. Green, A. Iosevich, N. Katz, I. Laba, V. Lev, G. Mockenhaupt, M. Nathanson, A. Sarkozy, J. Solymosi, V. Sos, B. Sudakov, E. Szemeredi, T. Tao, G. Tardos, V. Vu, T. Wooley, and L. Wu.

The deadline to apply for support to participate in this workshop has passed.

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