Combinatorial methods in Algebraic Geometry


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Combinatorial methods have shown to be fundamental in recent advance of Algebraic Geometry, especially in developing algebra-geometrical methods towards applications. The theory of discriminants, tropical geometry and tensor decomposition are just some examples, well highlighted in this conference. The minisymposium will cover a broad range of applications of algebraic-geometrical theories where combinatorial techniques play a fundamental role.

  • A.Dickenstein (University of Buenos Aires)
  • A. Ito (University of Kyoto), "Gauss maps of toric varieties"
  • D. Maclagan (University of Warwick)
  • B. Nill (University of of Stockholm)
  • L. Oeding (Auburn University), "Staircase flattenings and the border rank of monomials"
  • E. Postinghel (Leuven), "On the effective cone of $\mathbb{P}^n$ blown-up at $n+3$ points"
  • B. Sturmfels (UC Berkeley), "How to flatten a soccer ball"
  • G. Smith (Queens), "Toric Vector Bundles"
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