Tensors and their Eigenvectors

Speaker: 
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
Date: 
Apr 25 2016 - 4:30pm
Event type: 
PACM Colloquium
Room: 
Fine 214
Abstract: 

Eigenvectors of square matrices are central to linear algebra.
Eigenvectors of tensors are a natural generalisation. The spectral theory
of tensors was pioneered by Lim and Qi around 2005. It has numerous
applications, and ties in closely with optimization and dynamical systems.
We present an introduction that emphasises algebraic and geometric aspects.