Spring 2019

Geometry of Polynomials Reunion

Sep. 8Sep. 11, 2020

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Shayan Oveis Gharan (University of Washington; co-chair), Nikhil Srivastava (UC Berkeley; co-chair), Leonid Gurvits (City University of New York), Pablo Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Alistair Sinclair (UC Berkeley)

Because of COVID-19, we cannot schedule in-person events on the Berkeley campus through December 2020. This workshop will take place online.

This reunion workshop is for long-term participants in the program "Geometry of Polynomials" held in the Spring 2019 semester. It will provide an opportunity to meet old and new friends. Moreover, we hope that it will give everyone a chance to reflect on the progress made during the semester and since, and sketch which directions the field should go in the future. In an effort to keep things informal and to encourage open discussion, none of the activities will be recorded. Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.

If you require accommodation for communication, information about mobility access, or have dietary restrictions, please contact our Access Coordinator at simonsevents [at] (subject: Workshop%20accessibility)  with as much advance notice as possible.

Invited Participants: 

Dimitris Achlioptas (UC Santa Cruz), Bibhas Adhikari (IIT Kharagpur), AmirMahdi Ahmadinejad (Stanford University), Nima Ahmadipouranari (Stanford University), Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), Alexander Barvinok (University of Michigan), Ivona Bezáková (Rochester Institute of Technology), Petter Brändén (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm), Johannes Buchmann (TU Darmstadt), Sarah Cannon (UC Berkeley), Charles Carlson (University of Colorado Boulder), Yeshwanth Cherapanamjeri (UC Berkeley), Péter Csikvári (Eötvös Loránd University), Ewan Davies (University of Colorado Boulder), Anthony Della Pella (University of Michigan), Papri Dey (Max Planck Institute (MIS, Leipzig)), Shirshendu Ganguly (UC Berkeley), Suprovat Ghoshal (Indian Institute of Science), Chris Godsil (NIST & University of Maryland), F Alberto Grunbaum (UC Berkeley), Heng Guo (University of Edinburgh), Leonid Gurvits (City University of New York), Bill Helton (UC San Diego), Olga Holtz (UC Berkeley and Technische Universität Berlin), Katharina Victoria Jochemko (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Ravindran Kannan (Microsoft Research India), Alexandra Kolla (University of Colorado Boulder), Mario Kummer (TU Berlin), Rachel Lawrence (UC Berkeley), Rafael Mendes de Oliveira (University of Toronto), Charles Newman (NYU), Shayan Oveis Gharan (University of Washington), Pablo Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), William Perkins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Daniel Plaumann (Technical University of Dortmund), Prasad Raghavendra (UC Berkeley), Mohan Ravichandran (Mimar Sinan University), Guus Regts (University of Amsterdam), James Renegar (Cornell University), Zvi Rosen (Florida Atlantic University), David Ruelle (IHES), Amin Saberi (Stanford University), Raman Sanyal (Goethe University Frankfurt), Peter Sarnak (IAS), Claus Scheiderer (Universität Konstanz), Boris Shapiro (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Alistair Sinclair (UC Berkeley), Rainer Sinn (Freie Universität Berlin), Nikhil Srivastava (UC Berkeley), Piyush Srivastava (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley), Thorsten Theobald (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Levent Tunçel (NIST & University of Maryland), Eric Vigoda (Georgia Institute of Technology), Cynthia Vinzant (North Carolina State University), Nisheeth Vishnoi (Yale University), Jan Vondrák (Stanford University), David Wagner (NIST & University of Maryland), Yitong Yin (Nanjing University), Daniel Štefankovič (University of Rochester)