## Joint Seminar of the MMNA and MFI Departments

A joint seminar of the departments of Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Foundations of Informatics will be held on January 5th, 2023 (Thursday), at 3:00 pm in Room 403 of IMI - BAS. A talk on Universal extrema of potentials of certain classes of spherical designs will be delivered by Prof. Sergiy Borodachov, Towson University. Abstract: We will discuss known results and our work on locations of absolute minima and maxima of the total potential of N points located on a higher-dimensional sphere that form a spherical design of the highest (in some sense) strength. The potential is a completely monotone function of the Euclidean distance squared. These results apply to a quite extensive list of particular spherical configurations. For power-law potentials [...]