

September 12 
Organizational meeting 
September 19 
No seminar ("Algorithms" workshop) 
September 26  No seminar (talk of Peter Lax) 
October 3 
No seminar ("Negative index materials" workshop) 
October 10  Hannah Markwig (IMA) Introduction
to tropical geometry 
October 17  Anders Jensen (Århus) Tropical
varieties (slides) 
October 24  No seminar ("Software" workshop) 
October 31 
Jan Verschelde (UIC) Polyhedral
Homotopy Methods to Solve Polynomial Systems 
November 7 
Jason Gower (IMA) Algebraic
torusbased cryptography (slides) 
November 14  John Voight (IMA) Zeta
functions of varieties over finite fields 
November 21  No seminar (CANCELLED) 
November 28  Bjarke Roune (Århus) The F4 Algorithm  Speeding Up Groebner Basis Computation Using Linear Algebra 
December 5 
Ben Howard (IMA) Equations for the moduli space of n labelled points on the projective line 
December 12  John Voight (IMA) Computing
zeta functions of varieties over finite fields 


January 16  No seminar ("Optimization" workshop) 
January 23  Jiawang Nie (IMA) On the quality bound of low
order SOS relaxations 
January 30  Milena Hering (IMA) Syzygies
of toric varieties 
February 6 
Philipp Rostalski (ETH Zurich) Characterization and Computation of
RealRadical Ideals using Semidefinite Programming Techniques 
February 13  Tristram Bogart (University of Washington) The small Chvatal rank of an integer matrix 
February 20  Hannah Markwig (IMA) Counting rational curves in P^2 using Kontsevich's formula 
February 27  Michael Kerber (Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern) Counting rational curves in P^2 using tropical geometry 
March 6 
No seminar ("Biostats" workshop) 
March 13  Laura Matusevich (Texas A&M) Combinatorics of binomial primary decomposition 
March 20  Daniel Robertz (RWTH Aachen University) Janet's algorithm for modules over polynomial rings 
March 27  Gennady Lyubeznik (IMA, University of Minnesota) The minimum number of settheoretic
defining equations of algebraic varieties 
April 3 
Josephine T. Yu (Berkeley) Tropical
Implicitization and Elimination 
April 10  Uwe Nagel (University of Kentucky) Hilbert functions of standard graded algebras 
April 17  No seminar ("Complexity" workshop) 
April 24  Anton Leykin (IMA) F...? 
May 1 
Ben Howard (IMA) Weight varieties, and projective point set 