## Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

### The piecewise algebra on a lattice polytope, toward Schubert Calculus

#### Abstract :

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.

Key Speaker Dr. Jongbaek Song,
Department of mathematical Sciences,
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Place NAC 522
Start Time 11:00 AM
Finish Time 11:50 AM