The Geometry of Rank Decompositions of Matrix Multiplication I: 2 × 2 Matrices Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017, © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is the first in a series of papers on rank decompositions of the matrix multiplication tensor. In this paper, we establish general facts about rank decompositions of tensors, describe potential ways to search for new matrix multiplication decompositions, give a geometric proof of the theorem of Burichenko establishing the symmetry group of Strassen's algorithm, and present two particularly nice subfamilies in the Strassen family of decompositions.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chiantini, L., Ikenmeyer, C., Landsberg, J. M., & Ottaviani, G.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • December 2017