Complexity Theory

  • Peter Bürgisser

    Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Oded Goldreich

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Madhu Sudan

    The Stata Center, Cambridge, United States
  • Salil Vadhan

    Harvard University, Cambridge, USA


Computational Complexity Theory is the mathematical study of the intrinsic power and limitations of computational resources like time, space, or randomness. The current workshop focused on recent developments in various sub-areas including arithmetic complexity, Boolean complexity, communication complexity, cryptography, probabilistic proof systems, and pseudorandomness. Many of the developments are related to diverse mathematical fields such as algebraic geometry, combinatorial number theory, probability theory, representation theory, and the theory of error-correcting codes.

Cite this article

Peter Bürgisser, Oded Goldreich, Madhu Sudan, Salil Vadhan, Complexity Theory. Oberwolfach Rep. 9 (2012), no. 4, pp. 3267–3304

DOI 10.4171/OWR/2012/54