Thanks for coming to the talk and for the nice post!

Another (very famous) problem related to these questions is the “Log-Rank Conjecture”. See here for a great survey. It basically asks if any low rank real matrix with 0/1 entries can be written as a sum of a small number of rank one matrices with entries also in 0/1 (in this case, monochromatic rectangles). Your post makes me wonder if the same should be true for complex matrices with entries either 0 or in some finite group G…

-zeev

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