Bruce Reznick 66 fest: A mensch of Combinatorial-Algebraic Mathematics
On July 8, 2019, the day before the start of the
2019 SIAM conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, we held a one-day symposium to
celebrate the work and career of our esteemed colleague Bruce
Bruce is well-known to many people for his work in the general area of
combinatorial-algebraic-analytic investigations of polynomials and
numbers. In particular, Bruce is well-known for his seminal
contributions to the study of sums of squares and positivity of
polynomials. Bruce is also known as a caring teacher and mentor. He
has been a generous and kind supporter and mentor of young researchers
for many years.
10:00am-10:30am Vicki Powers (Emory)
10:30am-11am Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley & Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
Sixty-Four Curves and Sixty-Six Years
11:15am-11:45am Frank Sottile (Texas A & M)
Bruce gegen Hilbert '88
11:45am-12:15pm Pablo Parrilo (MIT)
LUNCH (we will suggest options nearby)
2:00pm-2:30pm Greg Blekherman (Georgia Tech)
On an unpublished article of Bruce Reznick
2:30am-3:00pm Salma Kuhlmann (Univ. Konstanz)
Hilbert's 1888 Theorem for even symmetric forms
3:15pm-3:45pm Jesus A. De Loera (UC Davis)
Lattice points problems that Bruce may like.
3:45pm-4:15pm Robert Reznick
Some finite, prime, natural, transcendental, and irrational family photos and stories
You can find those slides here, a powerpoint presentation with old photos of Bruce's life.
and of course, Bruce Reznick himself!
Rebuttals, plus the talk that nobody understood 30 years ago.
The symposium took place at the University of Bern on July 2019,
Here are some photos/slides of the event.