PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Hyperdeterminants of polynomials
Seminar:Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker:Luke Oeding, U C Berkeley
Hyperdeterminants were brought into a modern light by Gelfand, Kapranov, and Zelevinsky in the 1990's. Inspired by their work, I will answer the question of what happens when you apply a hyperdeterminant to a polynomial (interpreted as a symmetric tensor). The hyperdeterminant of a polynomial factors into several irreducible factors with multiplicities. I identify these factors along with their degrees and their multiplicities, which both have a nice combinatorial interpretation. The analogous decomposition for the mu-discriminant of polynomial is also found. The methods I use to solve this algebraic problem come from geometry of dual varieties, Segre-Veronese varieties, and Chow varieties; as well as representation theory of products of general linear groups.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:01 / 17 / 2013
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm