Graduiertenkolleg: Methods for Discrete Structures

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  Short course: A COMBINATORIAL INTRODUCTION TO TROPICAL GEOMETRY
  
                      

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Instructor: Bernd Sturmfels --> Course information maintained by B.S. Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. until Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 Place: Technical University Berlin Mathematics Building Straße des 17. Juni 136 D-10623 Berlin Room MA 314/314, 3rd floor This short course gives an introduction to tropical geometry, emphasizing combinatorial and computational aspects. It consists of ten lectures by Bernd Sturmfels, three each on Wednesday and Friday, and two each on Thursday and Saturday. In addition, there will be enough time for informal discussion, working sessions, software exercises, and a few shorter contributed talks. The lectures will cover the following topics: - Newton polytopes and tropical hypersurfaces - Geometry over power series fields - Computing tropical varieties - Tropical linear algebra - Grassmannians and determinantal varieties - Tropical convexity and affine buildings - F-vectors of linear spaces and matroid theory - Implicitization and elimination - Tropical discriminants - Curves and intersection numbers For a more detailed schedule and other informations click here. If you want to take part please send a short email to Elke Pose