Monday, May 21, 2012 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
We discuss the theory of symmetric Groebner bases, a concept allowing one to prove Noetherianity results for symmetric ideals in polynomial rings with an infinite number of variables. We also explain applications of these objects to other fields such as algebraic statistics, and we discuss some methods for computing with them on a computer. Some of this is joint work with Matthias Aschenbrener and Seth Sullivant.