Tropical geometry, what is it good for?


Grigory Mikhalkin

University of Toronto

Northeastern University

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Talk at 4:30 p.m. in 509 Lake Hall

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in 544 Nightingale Hall


Abstract:   Tropical geometry can be viewed as an art of manipulating with certain piecewise-linear objects that take over the role of classical algebraic varieties. The talk will survey basic concepts of tropical geometry as well as its applications to some classical geometric problems.

Here are some directions to Northeastern University. Lake Hall and Nightingale Hall can be best accessed from the entrance on the corner of Greenleaf Street and Leon Street. The two halls are connected, with no well-defined boundary in between. In particular, 509 Lake Hall is on the same corridor as 544 Nightingale Hall.

There is free parking available for people coming to the Colloquium at Northeastern's visitor parking (Rennaisance Garage). The entrance is from Columbus Avenue. If coming by car, you should park there and take the parking talon. After the lecture, you may pick up the payment coupon from Andrei Zelevinsky.

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