Zusammenfassung für den Vortrag am 21.06.2023 (14:00 Uhr)

Seminar on Nonlinear Algebra

Saiei-Jaeyeong Matsubara-Heo
Twisted Cohomology and Likelihood Ideals

In this talk, we study a hypergeometric integral associated with any Laurent polynomial. It is called Feynman integral in physics and called marginal likelihood integral in statistics. A twisted cohomology group is a system of difference equations that hypergeometric integral satisfies. This is a left ideal in a non-commutative ring. It naturally "converges to" likelihood equations previously studied in algebraic statistics. The converse operation exists in principle: the likelihood equation knows the twisted cohomology. We will clarify the meaning of this statement. Based on joint work with Simon Telen (MPI MiS) arXiv:2301.13579.


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