Galois groups of Schubert problems via homotopy computation Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerical homotopy continuation of solutions to polynomial equations is the foundation for numerical algebraic geometry, whose development has been driven by applications of mathematics. We use numerical homotopy continuation to investigate the problem in pure mathematics of determining Galois groups in the Schubert calculus. For example, we show by direct computation that the Galois group of the Schubert problem of 3-planes in C{double-struck} 8 meeting 15 fixed 5-planes non-trivially is the full symmetric group S6006. 2009 American Mathematical Society.

published proceedings

  • Mathematics of Computation

author list (cited authors)

  • Leykin, A., & Sottile, F.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Leykin, Anton||Sottile, Frank

publication date

  • September 2009