Workshop on Solving Polynomial Equations and Applications

CWI, Amsterdam

5-7 October, 2022

Webpage under construction

Polynomial equations are at the heart of many problems in pure and applied mathematics. They form a powerful tool for modelling nonlinear phenomena in the sciences. Application areas range from robotics, chemistry and computer vision to quantum physics and statistics. Recent progress has made it possible to reliably solve challenging polynomial equations arising in such practical contexts. This workshop will feature a friendly introduction to existing methods, presentations of the latest software tools and research talks by experts in the field. The focus will be on new trends and methodology, as well as applications in the sciences.

The program (under construction) will consist of invited lectures by experts in the field. It will also feature lectures by younger researchers and ample time will be left for free discussions.

The list of invited speakers includes (in alphabetic order):
- Matiás Bender (TU Berlin)
- Wieb Bosma (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
- Paul Breiding (MPI Leipzig)
- Elisenda Feliu (University of Copenhagen)
- Evelyne Hubert (Inria Sophia Antipolis)
- Fatemeh Mohammadi (Ghent University)
- Bernard Mourrain (Inria Sophia Antipolis)
- Mohab Safey El Din (University Paris Sorbonne)
- Cecila Sagaldo (Groningen University)
- Bernd Sturmfels (MPI Leipzig, UC Berkeley)
- Rosa Winter (King's College London)

The workshop will start with a one-day masterclass on solving polynomial equations, with a focus on homotopy methods and normal form methods. This will include introductory lectures and demos on how to use existing software tools. The presentations will be delivered by Matiás R. Benders, Paul Breiding and Simon Telen.


Details will follow soon.


CWI, room TBA

CWI, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam.


Simon Telen (CWI, Max-Planck Institute Leipzig), Monique Laurent (CWI, Tilburg University)