Lunch Lecture: The card game SET and extremal combinatorics

SET is a wonderful, combinatorial card game. It was invented in 1974 by Marsha Falco as she was teaching genetics via symbols on cards. Apart from being a fun game to play, SET connects to more serious mathematics with applications in combinatorics and computer science. Here, we will give a glimpse of the rich combinatorics behind the game and its relation to recent research on the cap set problem.

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