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Convex Algebraic Geometry

Second Kemeny Lecture

Bernd Sturmfels
UC Berkeley

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
008 Kemeny Hall, 4 pm
Tea 3:30 pm, 300 Kemeny Hall

Abstract: This lecture concerns convex bodies with an interesting algebraic structure. A primary focus lies on the geometry of semideite optimization. Starting with elementary questions about ellipses in the plane, we move on to discuss the geometry of spectrahedra, orbitopes, and convex hulls of real varieti

This talk will be accessible to graduate students.