Workshop on Non-Linear Algebra


All lectures will be held in Leibniz-Saal (E1 05),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
10:00 - 10:30Welcome Address
10:30 - 12:00Problem Session
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 15:00Scientific Speed Dating (taking place at section F3)
15:15 - 16:00Sara Kališnik Verovšek (Brown University)
The interplay between tropical algebra and persistent homology
16:00 - 16:45Emre Sertöz (Humboldt University Berlin)
Enumerative geometry of theta characteristics
16:45 - 17:00Coffee Break
17:00 - 17:45Christiane Görgen (University of Warwick)
Staged trees, algebraic geometry and causality
17:45 - 18:30Fulvio Gesmundo (Texas A&M University)
The geometry of matrix-vector multiplication
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
09:45 - 10:30Yue Ren (Ben-Gurion University)
Computing tropical varieties
10:30 - 11:15Jacinta Torres (MPI Bonn)
Branching rules, symmetric functions, and affine buildings
11:15 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15Amanda Cameron (Queen Mary University)
An Ehrhart theory generalisation of the Tutte polynomial
12:15 - 13:00Paul Breiding (TU Berlin)
The number of real eigenvalues of a random real tensor

Date and Location

January 10 - 11, 2017
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Bernd Sturmfels
University of California

Administrative Contact

Saskia Gutzschebauch
MPI für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
Contact by Email

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