Mathematics and Statistics

Colloquium: A Trip to the Tropics

Author: UNB

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

Category: Seminars and Colloquia

A Trip to the Tropics

Joe Kileel (University of California, Berkeley)
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm
Tilley Hall Room 404

In the middle of winter, this talk will offer a trip to the tropics. Er, at least to tropical mathematics, where algebraic geometry is turned into polyhedral geometry, 1 + 1 = 1, and the picture below is of a smooth curve:

By the end of the talk, that should all make sense.

Joe Kileel is a Graduate Student in the Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley