Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics Workshop


Free but required registration is now open on the PCTS website.


Systematic verification of inequalities (or equivalently, positivity of functions) underlies mathematical sciences in a universal way. With the advent of efficient and accessible numerical approaches such as semidefinite programming that can automate this task, the list of applications is broad in scope and ever-growing, encompassing classical mechanics, engineering, operations research, geometry, quantum information theory, and theoretical high energy physics. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the theoretical high energy physics community working on the bootstrap program for conformal field theory and quantum field theory, researchers from the optimization community working on semidefinite optimization and convex algebraic geometry, as well as researchers studying positivity in various interesting problems in mathematics and related sciences. The attendees will share insights into the nature of both the physical problems and approaches to harnessing positivity.

Greg Blekherman
Hamza Fawzi
David Goluskin
Pravesh Kothari
Martin Kruczenski
Monique Laurent
Dalimil Mazac
David Mazziotti
Pablo Parrilo
Victor Rodriguez
Balt van Rees

Date & Time

November 09, 2022 | 8:30am – 12:30pm


PCTS, Jadwin Hall, Room 407