Seminar Details:

LANS Informal Seminar
"Tensors and hypermatrices in physics, chemistry, and optimization"

DATE: February 6, 2013

TIME: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00
SPEAKER: Lek-Heng Lim , Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
LOCATION: Building 240, 1404-1405, Argonne National Laboratory

We will discuss some exciting new developments in the studies of high-order tensors and their coordinate-dependent form, hypermatrices. We argue that a subject that parallels matrix theory and numerical linear algebra is emerging from these recent developments. Examples will be drawn from areas of interest to this audience: physics (elementary particles, Yang-Baxter equations), chemistry (fluorescence spectroscopy, density matrix renormalization group), and optimization (self-concordance, higher-order optimality conditions).


Please send questions or suggestions to Jeffrey Larson: jmlarson at anl dot gov.