Spring 2014, Thursdays, Blocker 113, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: March 19

"  Getting closer to amoebas "
  Roman Kogan  


Amoebas - informally, zero sets on log paper - are interesting objects and are important in computing the roots of polynomial systems. However, computing them exactly is hard. The introductory talk discusses recent results on approximating amoebas by piecewise-linear methods.