POEMA 1st Workshop

Project Workshops
2020-01-15 09:00 - 2020-01-17 18:00
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Florence, Italy - Viale Morgagni, 67/a - 50134 Firenze
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The first Workshop in Florence is planed to immerse the fresh ESR fellows into their research world, to work up new research ideas into firm plans and to start weaving professional connections in their research area. Lectures by POEMA scientists and guests will be delivered, accompanied by brainstorm challenge and problem sessions. Much time will be devoted to open discussions.


The 1st POEMA workshop - Research introductive workshop on Polynomial Optimization and Moments will be organized in Florence from 15-17 January 2020.

The workshop will be organized at: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Viale Morgagni, 67/a - 50134 Firenze, Italy.


Please "Register"  (green button on the top right of this event page) to attend this event

The registration of the 1st workshop has now been CLOSED as we reach the maximum number of participants. Thank you for registering the Learning week 1 and Workshop 2 if you are interested in the topic.

Tutorials and presentations

You can find here all the tutorials and presentations of the speakers during this workshop


Date/time Wednesday 15 January 2020
09:00-09:30 Welcome + Poema presentation (Bernard Mourrain)
09:30-10:45 Course: Tensors by Giorgio Ottaviani
10:45- 11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Talk What is polynomial optimization by Simone Naldi
12:15-14:00 Lunch

Talk on Decomposition of Tensors and Geometry by Luca Chiantini

15:30-16:00 Break + discussions
16:00-17:30 Exercises session (from the course)


Date/time Thursday 16 January 2020
09:00-10:30 Course: Sums of squares and moments for polynomial optimization- Part 1 (Monique Laurent)
10:30-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Talk on "Recent advances towards global optimality for Optimal Power Flow" by Jean Maeght
12:15-14:00 Lunch

Course: Computational Algebra - Part 1 (Mohab Safey El Din)

15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Exercises session (from the course)
17:00-17:45 POEMA Supervisory Board Meeting
19:00 POEMA networking dinner


Date/time Friday 17 January 2020
09:00-10:30 Course: Sums of squares and moments for polynomial optimization - Part 2 (Monique Laurent)
10:30-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Talk on "Polynomial Sampling, Quadrature, Approximation, and Applications to Polynomial Optimization by Federico Piazzon
12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Course: Computational Algebra - Part 2 (Mohab Safey El Din)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Exercises session (from the course)



  • There will be a workshop dinner in the evening of 16 January 2020, which is open to all participants and free of charge for the invited speakers and the members of the POEMA network
  • Dinner restaurant: Trattoria al Trebbio, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 1, 50123 Firenze FI

Getting to Florence

Getting to Florence by Air

The Florence airport (FLR) is called Amerigo Vespucci and is situated on the north-west outskirts of Florence, just 4 km from the city center. The airport can be reached from the center of Florence, driving the whole length of Viale Guidoni up to the road leading to the "Firenze Nord/Firenze Mare" superhighway (A1 and A11).

The center can be reached in about 15 minutes by taxi, and in about 20 minutes with the Tramway T2 line, operating between the airport and the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella. See below for more details.

The Florence Airport is connected to some of Europe's major airports such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Gatwick, Madrid, Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Vienna. There are also flights to and from the following Italian cities: Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Milan Malpensa, Olbia, Palermo, Rome Fiumicino, Turin and Verona.

The airport is also easily reached from other Tuscan cities as it is just off the A11 and A1 Firenze Nord exit : Prato (8 km), Pistoia (24 km), Montecatini (36 km), Lucca (65 km), Siena (68 km), Arezzo (77 km), Pisa (86 km), Carrara and Massa (117 km), Grosseto (143 km), as well as from the sea and its ports: Livorno (115 km) and Piombino (170 km).

For more information, visit the airport's website at: www.aeroporto.firenze.it/

Getting to/from downtown Florence

From the Florence airport, you can get to downtown Florence either with a taxi (read more information on moving around Florence with a taxi here) or with the Tramway T2 line that you can take from the airport to the central Santa Maria Novella train station (SMN), stop Alamanni Stazione. It takes about 20 minutes. The service runs daily, including Sundays and holidays.

A one-way ticket costs 1.50 euros. Tickets can be purchased at automatic machines, the map can be viewed here

Getting to the workshop venue - how to reach the Department
  • The nearest tram stop at the university is Careggi-Ospedale (Line T1.3)
  • The nearst bus stop are: Ospedali Di Careggi (Line 56), Santo Stefano In Pane (Line 20),
  • The nearest train station is: Stazione Firenze Rifredi (1,3km from the university)



All Dates

  • From 2020-01-15 09:00 to 2020-01-17 18:00

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