3:45PM: Nearest Points on Toric VarietiesBernd SturmfelsWe determine the Euclidean distance degree of a projective toric variety. This extends the formula of Matsui and Takeuchi for the degree of the Adiscriminant in terms of Euler obstructions. Our primary goal is the development of reliable algorithmic tools for computing the points on a real toric variety that are closest to a given data point. This is joint work with Martin Helmer.
