School Seminars and Colloquia

Colloquium: Understanding hypersurfaces through tropical geometry

Colloquium

by Professor Mohammed Abouzaid


Institution: MIT
Date: Tue 6th October 2009
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: Given a polynomial in two (or more variables), one may study the zero locus from the point of view of different mathematical subjects (number theory, algebraic geometry, ...). I will explain how tropical geometry allows to encode all topological aspects by elementary combinatorial objects called "tropical varieties."

For More Information: contact: Paul Pearce P.Pearce@ms.unimelb.edu.au OR Paul Norbury P.Norbury@ms.unimelb.edu.au

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