# Events for April 9, 2019

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## 12:15 pm

### Matrix multiplication: the hunt for $\omega$ (Mark Huber, CMC)

April 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm
Millikan 2099, Pomona College, 610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
For centuries finding the determinant of a matrix was considered to be something that took $\Theta(n^3)$ steps.  Only in 1969 did Strassen discover that there was a faster method.  In this talk I'll discuss his finding, how the Master Theorem for divide-and-conquer plays into it, and how it was shown that finding determinants, inverting matrices, […]