# Sums of Squares of Polynomials

Speaker : Chandramouli K

Date : 12th August, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time : 09:15 pm – 10:15 pm

Venue : Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics

Abstract : In this talk we will try to answer the question: If P is a polynomial of degree d, and $P(x_1,\ldots,x_n) \geq 0$ at everypoint of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$, must P then be a sum of squares(finite sum of squares of polynomials)? The talk is based on a paper “Sums of Squares of Polynomials” by Rudin.

Area: Real Analysis