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New Horizons in Undergraduate Mathematics - Gröbner Bases

New Horizons in Undergraduate Mathematics

The series "New Horizons in Undergraduate Mathematics" will showcasegreat lecturers speaking on topics from current research that are both important, accessible and ready to enter the undergraduate curriculum.


Gröbner Bases with Bernd Sturmfels

This set of lectures on Gröbner bases (named after Wolfgang Gröbner) isdesigned as a first course for advanced undergraduate and graduatestudents. By understanding the theory and computational methods ofGröbner Bases, it allows for further research into areas of ComputerScience and Computational Algebra. Today, the Gröbner bases theory hasbeen very useful in providing computational tools to help solve a widearray of problems in Mathematics, Science, Engineering and ComputerScience.

Bernd Sturmfels received doctoral degrees in Mathematics in 1987 from the University of Washington, Seattle, and the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. After two postdoctoral years at the Insitute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, and the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Linz, Austria, he taught at Cornell University, before joining UC Berkeley in 1995, where he is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. His honors include a National Young Investigator Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship. Sturmfels served as von Neumann Professor at TU Munich in Summer 2002, as the Hewlett-Packard Research Professor at MSRI Berkeley in 2003/04, and he was a Clay Senior Scholar in 2004. A leading experimentalist among mathematicians, Sturmfels has authored or edited 13 books and about 140 research articles, in the areas of combinatorics, algebraic geometry, symbolic computation and their applications. He currently works on algebraic methods in statistics and computational biology.

Visit Bernd Sturmfels' Official Website

Included on the DVD:

  • Introduction by David Eisenbud, Director of MSRI - Running Time of 4 minutes
  • Lecture 1 - Running Time of 33 minutes
  • Lecture 2 - Running Time of 48 minutes
  • Q&A - Running Time of 12 minutes
  • Supplemental Material
    • Teacher's Guide
    • Presentation Slides
    • Lecture Notes
    • Code Samples
    • References
    • Biographies
    • Links for Computational Algebra Resources on the Web

To watch the lecture, please click here.

This DVD is a DVD-R, some DVD players may have difficulty playing this DVD, please check with your manufacturer if your player is able to view this type of DVD. Supplemental material requires a computer with a DVD-ROM.

This DVD is produced through the VMath program at MSRI made possible by a grant from William R. Hearst

Interested in Gröbner Bases? We have Bernd Sturmfels series of lectures Gröbner Bases and Convex Polytopes now available!