The conference covers topics related to real algebra and geometry, as well as its connections to optimization, convexity, functional analysis and other areas. Real algebraic geometry studies semialgebraic sets over the reals or general real closed fields. In algebraic terms, one studies nonnegative polynomials on such sets, and describes them as (generalized) sums of squares. This approach goes back to Hilbert’s 17th Problem. It helps understanding semialgebraic sets and establishes a close connection to optimization, mostly via semidefinite programming. Convex hulls of semialgebraic sets can also be understood via their nonnegative polynomials, and this helps classifying sets for convex optimization. There are also connections to functional analysis, via moment problems and non-commutative polynomial inequalities.
We are proud to announce the following list of main speakers:
Petter Brändén (KTH Stockholm) J. William Helton (UC San Diego) Jean B. Lasserre (LAAS Toulouse) Claus Scheiderer (University of Konstanz) Konrad Schmüdgen (University of Leipzig) Andreas Thom (TU Dresden)
Paria Abbasi Vincent Astier Doris Augustin Martin Berger Youenn Bidel Petter Brändén Anita Buckley Sabine Burgdorf Jose Capco Jaka Cimpric Gemma de las Cuevas Charles Delzell Philipp di Dio Tom Drescher Tobias Fritz Charu Goel Danielle Gondard Sander Gribling David Grimm Christoph Hanselka Bill Helton Maria Infusino Philipp Jukic Igor Klep Manfred Knebusch Tim Kobert Tom-Lukas Kriel Mario Kummer Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann Katarzyna Kuhlmann Jean Lasserre Maria Lopez-Quijorna Tim Netzer James Pascoe Cordian Riener Masha Sayyary Daniel Scharler Claus Scheiderer Konrad Schmüdgen Christoph Schulze Markus Schweighofer Klemen Šivic Colin Tan Andreas Thom Thomas Unger Stephan Weis Aljaz Zalar Christiane Zyrus