ICMS 2020 Session: Algebraic geometry through numerical computation


Taylor Brysiewicz, tbrysiewicz@math.tamu.edu
Texas A&M University

Emre Can Sertöz, emresertoz@gmail.com
Max Planck Institute MiS

Date and place:

13-17 July 2020, Braunschweig/Germany
See also the main website for ICMS 2020


The range of applicability of numerical methods within algebraic geometry has been rapidly expanding over the past years. This session will concentrate on problems in the frontiers of algebraic geometry which are solved by (complex or p-adic) numerical computations.

Although developments in numerical methods themselves are frequently disseminated in mathematical forums, we shift the focus here and put the emphasis on applications of these methods to algebraic geometry. This session intends to demonstrate the power of numerical computation to algebraic geometers while promoting the work of geometers who develop algorithms and software for numerical computation.

Topics (including, but not limited to):

Monodromy computations
Evaluating and using theta functions in geometry
Numerical methods in Hodge theory
Periods of Riemann surfaces
Pursuit of rigor in numerical polynomial solving
Numerical integration of differential equations arising from geometry
Applications of p-adic numerical methods in algebraic geometry, e.g. to computation of zeta functions
Singularity analysis using floating point arithmetic


  • A short abstract will appear on the permanent conference web page (see below) as soon as accepted.
  • An extended abstract may be submitted for the conference proceedings that will be distributed during the meeting.
  • An extended abstract may be submitted for the conference proceedings that will be distributed during the meeting.
  • A journal special issue consisting of full papers will be organized immediately after the meeting.

Submission Guidelines

  • If you would like to give a talk at ICMS, you need to submit first a short abstract and then later an extended abstract. See the guideline for details.
  • After the meeting, the submission guideline for a journal special issue will be communicated to you by the session organizers.