Tim Seynnaeve
Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig



Tim Seynnaeve

Research interests

  • In general: Representation Theory and Algebraic Geometry with a combinatorial flavor
  • Plethysm, tensor decompositions, fast matrix multiplication, matrix product states
  • Geometry of matroids

Curriculum vitae

  • 2011-2014: Bachelor of Mathematics at Ghent University, Belgium
  • 2014-2017: Master of Mathematics at University of Bonn, Germany (thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Catharina Stroppel)
  • Since September 2017: PhD Student at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (supervisor: Mateusz Michalek)


  • Sage code computing the (K-theoretic) Tutte polynomial of a (flag) matroid using equivariant localisation.
    To view the code: download the .sws file, open Sage Notebook, upload the file there.
    See Chris Eur's website for a Macaulay2 version.
  • Macaulay2 code accompanying the article "Matrix product states from an algebraic geometer's point of view".


Journal Articles

Dinu, Rodica and Tim Seynnaeve: The Hessian discriminant
In: Le Matematiche, 75 (2020) 2, p. 595-610
Bibtex MIS-Preprint: 88/2019 DOI: 10.4418/2020.75.2.12 ARXIV: https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.06681 CODE: https://mathrepo.mis.mpg.de/HessianDiscriminant

Michałek, Mateusz ; Seynnaeve, Tim and Frank Verstraete: A tensor version of the quantum Wielandt theorem
In: SIAM journal on matrix analysis and applications, 40 (2019) 3, p. 1125-1130
Bibtex MIS-Preprint: 96/2018 DOI: 10.1137/18M1227664 ARXIV: https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.05502

Seynnaeve, Tim: Plethysm and fast matrix multiplication
In: Comptes rendus mathematique, 356 (2018) 1, p. 52-55
Bibtex MIS-Preprint: 67/2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.crma.2017.11.012 ARXIV: https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.00528


Dinu, Rodica ; Eur, Christopher and Tim Seynnaeve: K-theoretic Tutte polynomials of morphisms of matroids

Eur, Christopher ; Fife, Tara ; Samper, Jose Alejandro and Tim Seynnaeve: Reciprocal maximum likelihood degrees of diagonal linear concentration models

Manivel, Laurent ; Monin, Leonid ; Michałek, Mateusz ; Seynnaeve, Tim and Martin Vodička: Complete quadrics : Schubert calculus for Gaussian models and semidefinite programming

Czapliński, Adam ; Michałek, Mateusz and Tim Seynnaeve: Uniform matrix product states from an algebraic geometer's point of view

Cameron, Amanda ; Dinu, Rodica ; Michałek, Mateusz and Tim Seynnaeve: Flag matroids : algebra and geometry

Academic Theses

Seynnaeve, Tim: Algebraic geometry for tensor networks, matrix multiplication, and flag matroids
Dissertation, Univeristät Leipzig, 2020
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