Sums of Squares: from Algebra to Analysis


Event details

Date 08.02.2024
Hour 16:1517:15
Speaker Francis Bach - Inria, Paris
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Abstract :
The representation of non-negative functions as sums of squares has become an important tool in many modeling and optimization tasks. Traditionally applied to polynomial functions, it requires rich tools from algebraic geometry that led to many developments in the last twenty years. In this lecture, I will look at this problem from a functional analysis point of view, leading to new applications and new results on the performance of sum-of-squares optimization.

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Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Free
  • This event is internal


  • Institute of Mathematics


  • Prof. Maryna Viazovska
    Prof. Nicolas Boumal

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