Abstract for the talk at 08.11.2007 (11:00 h)Special Seminar
Reinhard Laubenbacher (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, USA)
Finite dynamical systems and their applications
This talk focuses on polynomial dynamical systems over finite fields. These systems appear in a variety of contexts in computer science, engineering, and computational biology, for instance as models of intracellular biochemical networks. It is shown that several problems relating to their structure and dynamics, as well as their control, can be formulated and solved in the language of algebraic geometry.