|Dimers and inscribing rational curves in polygons|
Abstract: This is joint work with Andrei Okounkov. Given a polygon P with 3n sides, when can you find a degree-n rational curve inscribed in P? We answer this question for the family of polygons having sides with slopes 0,1,infinity. This result arose from a completely different area, studying the so-called dimer model of statistical mechanics. We'll show the connection and give a sketch of the proof.
|Web page: Alexandru I. Suciu||Posted: March 21, 2006|
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