Abstract for the talk on 14.12.2016 (16:30 h)Felix Klein Colloquium
Bernd Sturmfels (University of California, Berkeley + MPI MIS, Leipzig)
Tensors and their Eigenvectors
Eigenvectors of square matrices are central to linear algebra. Eigenvectors of tensors are a natural generalization. The spectral theory of tensors was pioneered by Lim and Qi over a decade ago, and it has found numerous applications. This lecture offers a first introduction, with emphasis on algebraic aspects.