As you know I’m a fan of “applied pure math.” You can be an applied mathematician and not do PDEs or numerical analysis now! And to reflect this new reality, there’s a new journal, SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA). They’re accepting submissions starting March 23; I actually have a little something that might be finished by then that would be perfect!
There are a bunch of cool pictures on the SIAGA flyer: UC-Berkeley grad student Anna Seigal is explaining them on her blog, one by one. The first entry depicts the algebraic variety you encounter when you try to find a point minimizing the summed distances to k other points in the plane. Handsome!