Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai
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Combinatorial methods in algebraic geometry

Speaker : Dr. Dhruv Ranganathan (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge)

15-11-2018

Abstract :

Tropical geometry is a broad collection of tools that translates questions in algebraic geometry into polyhedral combinatorics. For instance, subtle graph theoretic questions can be seen as reflections of the meromorphic function theory on a Riemann surface. The theory is motivated by ideas in mirror symmetry and high energy physics, and has begun to have a number of applications to much olderl questions. I will discuss the basic framework and ideas in the subject, as well as applications to Brill-Noether theory and enumerative geometry.

Key Speaker Dr. Dhruv Ranganathan (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge)
Place NAC 522
Start Time 3:00 PM
Finish Time 4:00 PM
External Link None