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# Cosmin Pohoata, Convex polytopes from fewer points

## Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KST

Zoom ID: 224 221 2686 (ibsecopro)

Finding the smallest integer $N=ES_d(n)$ such that in every configuration of $N$ points in $\mathbb{R}^d$ in general position, there exist $n$ points in convex position is one of the most classical problems in extremal combinatorics, known as the Erdős-Szekeres problem. In 1935, Erdős and Szekeres famously conjectured that $ES_2(n)=2^{n−2}+1$ holds, which was nearly settled by Suk in 2016, who showed that $ES_2(n)≤2^{n+o(n)}$. We discuss a recent proof that $ES_d(n)=2^{o(n)}$ holds for all $d≥3$. Joint work with Dmitrii Zakharov.