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 Doctorates
On
December 2, 2023,
I was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bern,
Switzerland. In June 2024, I will be awarded an honorary doctorate
by the
University of Chicago. Many thanks to everyone who supported me.


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.


Students Going Places
News from 2024:
Madeline Brandt
accepted a tenuretrack position at Vanderbilt University.
Kemal Rose starts a postdoc at KTH Stockholm
in February.
Yelena Mandelshtam
won an NSF postdoctoral fellowship, which she will take
at IAS Princeton and the University of Michigan.
Yassine El Maazouz will be a
Harry Bateman Fellow
Caltech starting in January 2025.
Congratulations to everone!!


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.


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.


