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Applications of Numerical Algebraic Geometry to the Sciences

Speaker: Matthew Niemerg Tsinghua University
Time: 2015-03-26 14:30-2015-03-26 15:30
Venue: FIT 1-222


In many applications, scientists are interested in finding the solution set of a nonlinear polynomial system of equations.  The field of numerical algebraic geometry is suited for this task and is devoted to finding the roots of polynomials.  In this talk, I will give an overview of numerical algebraic geometry, applications to mathematics and the sciences, and some open problems.

Short Bio:

Matt Niemerg is currently a Simons-Berkeley Fellow at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University. 

Matt completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Colorado State University in 2014 and his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science at Eastern Illinois University in 2008.  In Fall 2014, he participated in the ``Complexity of Algorithms in Algebraic Geometry'' Thematic Program at the Simons Institute at UC-Berkeley.  

His main research interests lie in applying algebraic geometry to answer questions that arise in the natural sciences.  He is the co-developer of several actively maintained open-source software packages.