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Fachgebiet Algorithmische Algebra


Leiter des Fachgebiets:
Prof. Dr. Peter Bürgisser

Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Mathematik
Sekretariat MA 3-2
Straße des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin

+49 30 314-29260



New Application Deadline

Mittwoch, 24. Oktober 2018

The time to apply for our open postdoc positions has been extended. The new application deadline is 30.11.2018.

Open PostDoc Positions

Mittwoch, 10. Oktober 2018

Our research group has an opening for two five year postdoc positions within Prof. Bürgisser's ERC Advanced Grant "COCAN: Complexity and Condition in Algebra and Numerics". For more information click here.
Likely, there will be an opening for a PhD position in the near future.

Felipe's Fest: Celebrating Felipe Cucker's 60th Birthday

Samstag, 29. September 2018

Felipe Cucker

The workshop "Complexity of Numerical Computation: A workshop in honor of Felipe Cucker" (or simply Felipe's Fest) will take place in Berlin from the 19th to the 23rd of August 2019. Colleagues and friends of Felipe Cucker will celebrate his 60th birthday presenting talks on the complexity of numerical computation and related topics. Additionally, the conference will have a lecture by Felipe on art and mathematics and an exhibition of the art project Approximation Theory in which Felipe took part. Every person in Berlin with an interest in mathematics is welcome to attend the conference. More information in this link.

This workshop is organized by Peter Bürgisser, Teresa Krick, Javier Peña and Steve Smale and will be funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin and the European Research Council (ERC) (agreement grant No 787840).

Facets of Complexity

Donnerstag, 02. August 2018

The Graduiertenkolleg 2434: Facets of Complexity, which is run jointly by FU Berlin, TU Berlin, and HU Berlin, has a new webpage!

ERC Advanced Grant for Peter Bürgisser

Donnerstag, 03. Mai 2018

We are happy to report that Peter Bürgisser has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his project COCAN: Complexity and Condition in Algebra and Numerics. This provides funding for basic research in the amount of 2.3 million Euro for five years.   

Workshop "Optimization, Complexity and Invariant Theory" at Princeton

Dienstag, 20. Februar 2018

From the 4th until the 8th of June, it will take place at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton the workshop "Optimization, Complexity and Invariant Theory" organized by Prof. Avi Widgerson. This workshop will explore "the connections between complexity and optimization with algebra and analysis, which have emerged from the works on operator scaling". Registration is for free. More information in this link.

Facets of Complexity

Montag, 29. Januar 2018

DFG has granted the Graduiertenkolleg 2434: Facets of Complexity, which will be run jointly by FU Berlin, TU Berlin, and HU Berlin. There are openings of a postdoc position and several PhD positions. See http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/facets for more information.

Workshop at TU Berlin

Mittwoch, 05. Juli 2017

On November 6-7, 2017, we will organize a Workshop at TU Berlin on the topic "Algebra meets numerics: condition and complexity".

Avi Wigderson at TU Berlin

Montag, 22. Mai 2017

We are very pleased to announce that Avi Wigderson will deliver three lectures:

  • Operator Scaling - Theory and Applications, TU Berlin, June 28, 1615-1800, MA 004
  • Structural and Computational Aspects of Brascamp-Lieb Inequalities, TU Berlin, June 29, 1615-1800, MA 004
  • Randomness, BMS Friday Colloquium [poster], June 30, 1415-1545, BMS Loft Urania

See the announcement for details and abstracts.

Opening for a Junior Professorship in Computer Algebra at TU Berlin

Montag, 05. September 2016

Technische Universität Berlin, Fakultät II - Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, calls for applications for an assistant professorship Algorithmic Algebra (Level W1) at the Institute of Mathematics. (Position ID: II-450/16, starting date: as soon as possible). Details for this opening are available here.

Felipe Cucker Becomes New Einstein Visiting Fellow

Freitag, 02. September 2016

The BMS will welcome Prof. Felipe Cucker from City University Hong Kong as the new Einstein Visiting Fellow in January 2017. Cucker will set up his research group at TU Berlin while continuing his professorship at City University. One postdoc position and two PhD scholarships will be offered within Cucker's Einstein Visiting Fellowship "Complexity and accuracy of numerical algorithms in algebra and geometry" for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019. More details and information on how to apply can be found here.

No occurrence obstructions in Geometric Complexity Theory

Donnerstag, 21. April 2016

Valiant's algebraic version of the P vs. NP problem (VP vs. VNP) cannot be resolved by exhibiting representation-theoretic occurrence obstructions in the sense of Mulmuley and Sohoni. This has been recently shown by Peter Bürgisser in collaboration with Christian Ikenmeyer and Greta Panova, see [arXiv:1604.06431]. The paper has been accepted for publication in FOCS 2016.

Complete Solution of Smale's 17th Problem

Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2016

Pierre Lairez has completely solved the 17th problem in Smale's list of mathematical problems for the next century. The result can be found here. The paper has been accepted for publication in J.FOCM.

Siam News Artikel über GCT

Donnerstag, 05. März 2015

Im Siam News Artikel Geometry, Invariants, and the Search for Elusive Complexity Lower Bounds gibt Jan Draisma eine kurze Einführung in den derzeitigen Stand der geometrischen Komplexitätstheorie, welche grob auf der Simons Institute Open Lecture von Prof. Peter Bürgisser basiert.



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