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Tropical Geometry

Diane Maclagan

Date Icon Week 6, Tuesday 23 February HT 2016
Time Icon 8:15pm

Tropical geometry is a combinatorial shadow of algebraic geometry. It is geometry over the tropical semiring, where multiplication is replaced by addition, and addition is replaced by minimum. I will give a gentle introduction to this field, giving some idea of where it can be applied, both inside and outside algebraic geometry. No knowledge of algebraic geometry will be assumed.