NSF/CBMS Conference on “Applications of Polynomial Systems”

Dates: 6/4/2018 – 6/8/2018

Location: Texas Christian University — Fort Worth, TX

Website: http://faculty.tcu.edu/gfriedman/cbms2018/

Description:

The conference will feature a series of ten lectures by Professor David Cox on topics including elimination theory, polynomial systems in the real world, geometric modeling, geometric constraint theory, and chemical reaction networks. Follow up lectures will be given by other leading experts including Carlos D’Andrea, Jonathan Hauenstein, Hal Schenck, Jessica Sidman, and Alicia Dickenstein. The conference will also feature a problem session, software demonstration, and poster session.

The CBMS and NSF have generously provided funding for the conference, including funds for travel and lodging of attendees (NSF grant DMS-1741730) . To apply for funding, please visit the conference website. Graduate students, recent PhDs, and members of underrepresented groups in mathematics are especially encouraged to apply.

Sponsored by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, each five-day conference in the Regional Conference series features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences; the lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures. The principal lecturer for this conference will be David A. Cox, the William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics at Amherst College. Professor Cox is a world-renowned master expositor and award-winning author of several popular and highly-cited books in the mathematical area of applied algebraic geometry. Professor Cox’s lectures will discuss historical developments in this field in light of modern perspectives, leading right up to current research and applications to such diverse fields as computer aided design, rigidity of mechanical linkages, and chemical reaction networks. Each pair of lectures by Professor Cox will develop a chosen topic and be followed by a further lecture by a specialist he has hand-picked to provide a deeper look at the forefront of current work on that topic.