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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Tropical geometry
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Ilia Itenberg, University of Strasbourg and MSRI
Abstract:
The purpose of the talk is to make an introduction to tropical geometry, a new mathematical domain which has undergone a spectacular progress during the last nine years. In tropical geometry, algebro-geometric objects are replaced with piecewise-linear ones. For example, the tropical curves in the plane are certain rectilinear graphs. We will present the basic tropical notions and the first results in tropical geometry limiting ourselves to planar tropical curves.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:09 / 03 / 2009
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm