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Upcoming Talks/Events

March 07, 2023

ASB 10900
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Ilten

Title: Polynomials, Polytopes, and Geometry

Abstract

Algebraic geometry is the systematic study of solution sets of systems of polynomials equations. Questions in this field range from enumeration (how many solutions are there?) to classification (what geometric objects arise this way?). In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to algebraic geometry in general, and then focus on a special class of equations that arise by considering relations between integral points in lattice polytopes. The corresponding solution sets, toric varieties, form an important bridge between algebraic geometry and combinatorics. I will discuss several questions involving toric varieties, and how toric varieties can be used to study more general systems of equations.