Tuesday, July 23
11:00 AM

The John von Neumann Lecture Polynomial Interpolation

Splines were invented to make up for deficiencies in polynomial interpolation, but even spline theory has polynomial interpolation as one of its basic ingredients, as does much of approximation theory and numerical analysis. At least, this is so in the univariate situation, which will be reviewed at the outset.

The lecture focuses on recent advances toward a correspondingly useful theory of multivariate polynomial interpolation.

Carl de Boor
Department of Computer Science
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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