Bernd
Sturmfels
Director at the Max Planck Institute
for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig, Germany
Professor Emeritus in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science,
University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests:
Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics,
Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Statistics,
Convex Optimization, Computational Biology, Theoretical Physics



Honorary Doctorate
On
December 2, 2023,
I was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bern,
Switzerland.


Metric Algebraic Geometry
Paul Breiding,
Kathlén Kohn
and I published
this
book in the
Oberwolfach Seminars Series.
We hope you'll find it useful for teaching or selfstudy.


Invitation to Nonlinear Algebra
Mateusz Michalek and I published this textbook
in the Graduate Studies Series of the
American Mathematical Society.
We hope you'll find it useful for teaching or selfstudy.


Students Going Places
News from 2023:
Yassine El Maazouz is now a postdoc at RWTH Aachen.
Maddie Weinstein
accepted a tenuretrack position at the University of Puget Sound.
Chiara Meroni, currently at ICERM, will move to
ETH Zürich as an ITS junior fellow.
Claudia Fevola
and Rida
Ait El Manssour
are both on route to Paris,
to join, respectively, INRIA Saclay (MATHEXP team) and
the Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale (IRIF).
Charles Wang will be a postdoc at the University of Michigan
as of Fall 2023. Starting in January 2024,
Kemal Rose will be a postdoc at KTH Stockholm,
and
Yulia Alexandr
will be a Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA. Congratulations to everone!!


What is Algebraic Geometry?
This is a webinar, aimed at a general audience, in the
NAS series
Mathematical Frontiers.
Mark Green
hosts short presentations by
Ravi Vakil and me.


Adventures in Mentoring
I wrote this piece for the
Early Career Section of the Notices of the AMS.


Excellence through Diversity
This article appeared in the
newsletter of the European Women in Mathematics (EWM).


Nina and Pascal
My daughter
Nina is a Fashion Designer. She works for
Athleta.
Click
here for a article that features her. My son
Pascal is a
PhD student in Computer Science.
You can find him on
Google Scholar.


Waxing Moon
My wife
Hyungsook Kim published this excellent
historic novel, set in 19th century Korea.


