ICERM Workshop: Mathematical Aspects of P versus NP

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 8:00pm

This workshop will bring together computer scientists and mathematicians to examine the P v. NP problem and its variants from the perspectives of algebra, geometry, and number theory, and to introduce the mathematical aspects of these questions to a larger audience. Diverse researchers working on different aspects of these problems will clarify connections between different approaches.

There will be two main topics: Analogues of P v. NP (e.g., Valiant's conjectures, the Mulmuley-Sohoni Conjecture, the BSS model, and other computational models); and Algebraic, Number Theoretic, and Geometric Aspects of P v. NP (e.g., Holographic algorithms, characterizations of NP in terms of sheaf cohomology, sparse polynomials, and other arithmetic approaches).

Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI