How many degrees of separation were there from his work and the so called application.
- The best (at the time) Matrix Multiplication algorithm used 3-free sets.
- 3-free sets are used to get lower bounds on VDW numbers.
- Lower bounds on VDW numbers are related to upper bounds on VDW numbers
- Upper bounds on VDW are related to upper bounds on PVDW numbers.
When you say that your work has applications is it direct? one degree off? two? Are all theorems no more than six degrees away from an application? Depends on how you define degree and application.