Modular forms and optimization in Euclidean space

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
In this talk we will show how modular forms  can be applied to energy minimization problems in Euclidean space. Namely, we will explain Cohn-Elkies linear programming method and present  explicit constructions of corresponding certificate functions. In particular, we will discuss optimization in dimensions 8 and 24. 
Speaker: 
Maryna Viazovska
Humboldt University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 214