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Prony’s method: an old trick for new problems
[SNAP-2018-004-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-03-06)
In 1795, French mathematician Gaspard de Prony invented an ingenious trick to solve a recovery problem, aiming at reconstructing functions from their values at given points, which arose from a specific application in ...
The Algebraic Statistics of an Oberwolfach Workshop
[SNAP-2018-001-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-02-27)
Algebraic Statistics builds on the idea that statistical models can be understood via polynomials. Many statistical models are parameterized by polynomials in the model parameters; others are described implicitly by ...
[SNAP-2018-002-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-03-05)
In this snapshot we present the concept of topological recursion – a new, surprisingly powerful formalism at the border of mathematics and physics, which has been actively developed within the last decade. After introducing ...
Computing with symmetries
[SNAP-2018-003-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-03-06)
Group theory is the study of symmetry, and has many applications both within and outside mathematics. In this snapshot, we give a brief introduction to symmetries, and how to compute with them.
Fast Solvers for Highly Oscillatory Problems
[SNAP-2018-006-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-06-26)
Waves of diverse types surround us. Sound, light and other waves, such as microwaves, are crucial for speech, mobile phones, and other communication technologies. Elastic waves propagating through the Earth bounce ...
Geometry behind one of the Painlevé III differential equations
[SNAP-2018-010-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-06-20)
The Painlevé equations are second order differential equations, which were first studied more than 100 years ago. Nowadays they arise in many areas in mathematics and mathematical physics. This snapshot discusses the ...
The mathematics of aquatic locomotion
[SNAP-2018-008-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-06-19)
Aquatic locomotion is a self-propelled motion through a liquid medium. It can be of biological nature (fish, microorganisms,. . .) or performed by robotic swimmers. This snapshot aims to introduce the reader to some ...
[SNAP-2018-009-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-06-19)
In this snapshot we discuss the notion of codimension, which is, in a sense, “dual” to the notion of dimension and is useful when studying the relative position of one object insider another one.
A short story on optimal transport and its many applications
[SNAP-2018-013-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-08-08)
We present some examples of optimal transport problems and of applications to different sciences (logistics, economics, image processing, and a little bit of evolution equations) through the crazy story of an industrial ...
Number theory in quantum computing
[SNAP-2018-012-EN] (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2018-08-07)
Algorithms are mathematical procedures developed to solve a problem. When encoded on a computer, algorithms must be "translated" to a series of simple steps, each of which the computer knows how to do. This task is ...