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Summer School on Numerical Computing in Algebraic Geometry

The aim of this summer school is to provide insight into numerical methods in algebraic geometry. Unlike traditional summer schools, special emphasis is put on the application and usage of software:

The intention is to familiarize participants with the techniques and provide hands-on experience with how they can be applied to problems. As such, the summer school will feature software sessions in lieu of traditional exercise sessions. All participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops; It is recommended to have installed MATLAB.

The lectures will be given by:

  • Jonathan Hauenstein (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)
  • Pablo A. Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Nick Vannieuwenhoven (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Limited funding is available for early-career participants such as postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. Applicants are expected to submit a brief academic CV, a letter of recommendation, and to kindly agree to present their work in the form of a short talk or poster. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2018.

There will be dedicated slots for contributed talks.

Questions for the lecturers? Please add them to the Q&A lists:

Q&A Jon:

Q&A Nick:

Q&A Pablo:

Solutions to the exercises will be made available at If you have solutions to the exercises please send them to


09:00 - 10:00 Elena Angelini (Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy)
Identifiability via Bertini and Macaulay2 software
10:00 - 11:00 Emre Sertöz (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30 Benoît Legat (Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00 Tillmann Weisser (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France)
15:00 - 16:00 Antoine Gautier (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Deutschland)
Sinkhorn and power method for tensors with positive entries
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30
Statistical estimation under group actions: The Sample Complexity of Multi-Reference Alignment:
Mathematics of Data Seminar

18:00 - 00:00


Daniele Agostini


Carlos Améndola

TU Munich

Elena Angelini

Università degli Studi di Siena

Iman Bahmani Jafarloo

Politecnico di Torino

Afonso Bandeira

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU

Aravind Baskar

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Gunvant Birajdar

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Tuljapur

Lara Bossinger

University of Cologne / MPI MiS Leipzig

Paul Breiding

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Amanda Cameron

MPI MIS Leipzig

Türkü Özlüm Çelik

Max Planck Institute Leipzig

Manwai Cheung

Harvard University

Diego Cifuentes


Daniel Ciripoi

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Laura Colmenarejo


Alessio D'Alì

MPI MiS Leipzig

Maxim Demenkov

Institute of Control Sciences

Philipp di Dio

Uni Leipzig/MPI MiS

Marc Diesse

Hochschule Heilbronn

Mahmut Levent Dogan

Berlin Mathematical School / TU Berlin

Ali Dorostkar


Eliana Duarte


Christian Eder

University of Kaiserslautern

Francesco Galuppi


Marina Garrote-López

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Antoine Gautier

Saarland University

Paul Görlach

Max Planck Institute MIS Leipzig

Tiago Guerreiro

Loughborough University

Kangjin Han


Jonathan Hauenstein

University of Notre Dame

Tommy Hofmann

Technische Universtität Kaiserslautern

Nidhi Kaihnsa


Hanieh Keneshlou

Universität des Saarlandes

Joe Kileel

Princeton University

Khazhgali Kozhasov


Mario Kummer

Technische Universität Berlin

Olga Kuznetsova

Aalto University

Benoît Legat

Université catholique de Louvain

Christian Lehn

Technische Universität Chemnitz

Andrea Maiorana


Sahas Marri

University Leipzig

Mateusz Michalek


Fatemeh Mohammadi

University of Bristol

Georg Nawratil

Vienna University of Technology

Amir Niknejad

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Pablo Parrilo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Beatriz Pascual Escudero

École Centrale de Nantes

Max Pfeffer

MPI MIS Leipzig

Giuseppe Pitton


Rosa Preiß

Technische Universität Berlin

Yue Ren

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Erick David Rodriguez Bazan

Universite Cote d'Azur, France

Kemal Rose

TU Berlin

Mina Saee Bostanabad

University of Coimbra

Anna-Laura Sattelberger

Universität Augsburg

Mahsa Sayyary Namin


Belal Sefatpanah

Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)

Henning Seidler

TU Berlin

Emre Sertöz

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Tim Seynnaeve

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Elham Shamsara

Medical University of Mashhad, Iran. Max Planck institute for mathematics in nature (in Prof. Jost) group

Lily Silverstein

University of California, Davis

Luca Sodomaco

University of Florence

Bernd Sturmfels

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Rajesh Tamang

Osnabrück Universität

Alexander Taveira Blomenhofer

Universität Konstanz

Sascha Timme

Technische Universität Berlin

Josue Tonelli Cueto

Technische Universität Berlin

Nick Vannieuwenhoven

KU Leuven

Lukas Waas

Heidelberg University

Markus Wageringel

Osnabrück University

Tillmann Weisser


Oguzhan Yürük

TU Berlin

Leon Zhang

UC Berkeley / MPI-MIS

Scientific Organizers

Mario Kummer

Technische Universität Berlin

Paul Breiding

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Yue Ren

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Emre Sertöz

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Saskia Gutzschebauch

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig Contact via Mail