Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms

Title: Representation theory

Organizers: Alex McDonald and Jonathan Passant

Abstract: We will read through Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms by Cox, Little and O’Shea. This book provides a basic tool kit for dealing with the basics of algebraic geometry over the reals without needing the representation theory background. Our interest is in using the tools to solve problems about dimension and degree of concrete real-algebraic curves (with an eye on the incidence of varieties) and less on the applications to coding or robotics.

The seminar will meet on Zoom at 12:30pm most Fridays. The meeting ID is 918-8001-0882.