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Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry; and a satellite of the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) 2019, July 15-19, 2019, Valencia. SIAM AG 2019 was preceded by the one-day Bruce Reznick 66 Fest, also in Bern.

Live stream of plenary lectures

Most plenary lectures were live-streamed and recorded. See this page.


The conference venues were the vonRoll area, Fabriksstrasse 6 (for registration, invited presentations, poster session, and business meeting) and the Unitobler building, Lerchenweg 36 (for minisymposiums, contributed talks, and coffee) at the University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Important deadlines

Minisymposium proposal submission: November 15, 2018
(Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2018)
Contributed lecture submission: December 20, 2018
(Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2019)
Poster submission EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
(Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2019)
Minisymposium abstract uploads: March 1, 2019
Travel support application deadline: March 1, 2019
(Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2019)
Deadline for booking a room at the Student's Lodge (see the accommodations page): May 1, 2019
Early Registration Rate Deadline: June 1, 2019

Invited speakers

Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jeremy Gunawardena, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Kathryn Hess, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Tamara Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, USA
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Pablo Parrilo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Jonas Peters, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Helmut Pottmann, Technische Unversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Mauricio Velasco, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Lauren Williams, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Organizing committee

Conference co-chairs

Sandra Di Rocco, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Caroline Uhler, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA

Programme committee

Wolfram Decker (Technische Universität Kaiserslauten)
Jon Hauenstein (University of Notre Dame)
Bernd Sturmfels (MPI-MIS Leipzig and UC Berkeley)
Kai Hormann (Università della Svizzera Italiana)
Venkat Chandrasekaran (California Institute of Technology)
Rekha Thomas (University of Washington)
Heather Harrington (University of Oxford)
Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research New England)

Local organizers

Emanuele Delucchi, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jan Draisma (chair), University of Bern, Switzerland
Elisa Gorla, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Joachim Rosenthal, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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The purpose of the SIAM Activity Group in Algebraic Geometry is to bring together researchers who use algebraic geometry in industrial and applied mathematics. "Algebraic geometry" is interpreted broadly to include at least: algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, noncommutative algebra, symbolic and numeric computation, algebraic and geometric combinatorics, representation theory, and algebraic topology. These methods have already seen applications in: biology, coding theory, cryptography, combustion, computational geometry, computer graphics, quantum computing, control theory, geometric design, complexity theory, machine learning, nonlinear partial differential equations, optimization, robotics, and statistics. We welcome participation from both theoretical mathematical areas and application areas not on this list which fall under this broadly interpreted notion of algebraic geometry and its applications.

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