Venue Program Courses Organisers How to Reach Weekend Participants

The nearest airport/railhead is Guwahati from where taxis/buses are available to Shillong.

Fourier theory has been a useful analytic tool in studying discrete structures. Some of the areas where this theory has been particulaly fruitful are additive combinatorics, eigen values of graphs and random walks on finite groups or in the study of Boolean functions used in computer sciences. A few examples of striking results are the Green-Tao Theorem (2008) that asserts that primes contain arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions, Bourgain’s (2002) general bound of the Fourier spectrum of Boolean functions on {0,1}n or the Lubotzky-Phillips-Sarnak (1988) construction of an explicit infinite family of Ramanujan graphs.

The principal aim of this school will be to prepare uninitiated researchers to understand developements in this area. The first week would be entirely devoted to preparatory material on discrete fourier analysis, graph theory, analytic and combinatorial number theory and representation theory of groups to familiarise the eventually uninitiated participant. These topics will be be dealt with in more details in the more specialized courses of the second week.


We should be able to arrange for accommodation for all participants in the picturous NEHU campus.

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We expect to organise an excursion for the week-end of 23rd and 24th November. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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