Colloquium: Understanding hypersurfaces through tropical geometry
by Professor Mohammed Abouzaid
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."
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