Department of mathematical Sciences,

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

One of the main question in the cohomological study of a space $X$ is whether $X$ has a torsion free and vanishing odd degree cohomology. In particular, if a toric variety associated to a lattice polytope $P$ has such a property, then its equivariant cohomology is isomorphic to the piecewise algebra over $P$. In this talk, we study a sufficient condition for a toric variety to have a vanishing odd degree cohomology, then we apply this to a certain singular toric variety, which gives us some information about Schubert calculus of a full flag variety.

Department of mathematical Sciences,

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea