Jonathan Hauenstein, assistant professor of mathematics at North Carolina State University, will give a colloquium titled, "Polynomials, Nonlinear Algebraic Differential Equations, and Applications."
Systems of polynomial equations and nonlinear algebraic differential equations arise in many applications in a wide range of subject areas including biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, numerical analysis, and physics. The polynomial systems which arise either directly in the application or by discretizing differential equations are often large-scale, but highly structured. This talk will explore using numerical methods for solving polynomial systems, collectively called numerical algebraic geometry, to study several of these applications.
Originally published at acms.nd.edu.