Title of the project:


Principal investigator:

    Simone Naldi (Maître de conférences, Université de Limoges, France)


    01/01/2022 — 31/12/2025


    Determinantal and spectrahedral representations
    Certificates of hyperbolicity, Generalized Lax Conjecture
    Computer algebra algorithms
    Complexity of semidefinite and hyperbolic programming


    In the project HYPERSPACE we develop effective methods, algorithms and software dedicated to hyperbolic polynomials. These form a class of real multivariate polynomials of central interest in applied mathematics and computer science (because of their importance in polynomial optimization and control theory, just to name two applications). The major open question related to this theory is the so-called Generalized Lax Conjecture, concerned with the representability of hyperbolic polynomials by means of determinants of symmetric matrices. More generally, a challenge in terms of complexity is the problem of certifying whether a given multivariate polynomial is hyperbolic, in other words, the hyperbolicity test.
    Efficient algorithms and good complexity bounds as well as software implementations for hyperbolic polynomials are missing but considered crucial for the future development of this theory. The goal of our project HYPERSPACE is twofold: on the one hand we want to develop new effective methods and algorithms for hyperbolic polynomials, on the other hand we aim at implementing reliable software as a support to current and future research.

Previous related work:

    M. Kummer, S. Naldi and D. Plaumann. Spectrahedral representations of plane hyperbolic curves, Pac. J. Math. 303(1):243--263 (2019)
    S. Naldi and D. Plaumann. Symbolic computation in hyperbolic programming, J. Algebra Appl. 17:10 (2018)

Publications that acknowledge support by the ANR HYPERSPACE:

    (D. Henrion, S. Naldi and M. Safey El Din) Algebraic certificates for the truncated moment problem. Submitted (2023). pre-print
    (A. Conca, S. Naldi, G. Ottaviani and B. Sturmfels) Taylor polynomials of rational functions. To appear in Acta Mathematica Vietnamica (pre-print)

Activities funded by the ANR HYPERSPACE:

    Invitation of V. Neiger (Lip6, Sorbonne Univ.) at XLIM (Limoges) on 17-21/01/2022
    Organisation of the workshop Structured Matrix Days at XLIM (Limoges) on 19-20/05/2022 (cofunded by Instit. XLIM and GdR IM)
    Participation of S. Naldi to MFO Oberwolfach Real Algebraic Geometry with a View toward Koopman Operator Methods, 03/2023
    Participation of S. Naldi to SIAM Conference in Applied Algebraic Geometry (Eindhoven, 07/2023)
    Invitation of J. Zapata (IST Austria) at XLIM (Limoges) on 02/2022 and in Lip6 (Paris) on 10/2023
    Participation of S. Naldi to the Chow Lectures at MPI Leipzig, 10/2023