Smooth hyperbolicity cones are spectrahedral shadows
Tim Netzer, Raman Sanyal – 2012
Focus Area 1: High-complexity Geometry Hyperbolicity cones are convex algebraic cones arising from hyperbolic polynomials. A well-understood subclass of hyperbolicity cones is that of spectrahedral cones and it is conjectured that every hyperbolicity cone is spectrahedral. In this paper we prove a weaker version of this conjecture by showing that every smooth hyperbolicity cone is the linear projection of a spectrahedral cone, that is, a spectrahedral shadow.