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Mathematical Sciences Distinguished Colloquium by JM Landsberg
Friday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Location: JO 3.516

JM Landsberg

Texas A&M

Geometry and the complexity of matrix multiplication

In 1968 V. Strassen discovered the usual way we multiply matrices  is not the most efficient one. This raised the question as to just how efficiently matrices can be multiplied, and led to the astounding conjecture that for large matrices, it is almost as easy to multiply them as to add them. After giving a brief history of the problem, I will explain how algebraic geometry and representation theory gives insight into this central question in computer science.

Coffee to be served 30 minutes prior to the talk in the alcove outside of FO 2.406.

 

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Viswanath Ramakrishna, 972-883-6873
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