Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars
Deformations of Coxeter permutahedra and Coxeter submodular functionsAlgebra & Discrete Mathematics
|Speaker:||Federico Castillo, University of Kansas|
|Start time:||Mon, Mar 18 2019, 12:10PM|
One way to decompose a polytope is to represent it as a Minkowski of two other polytopes. These smaller pieces are naturally called summands. Starting from a polytope we want to explore the set of all summands. This set can be parametrized by a polyhedral cone, called deformation cone, in a suitable real vector space. We focus on the case where the starting polytope is a Coxeter permutahedron, which is a polytope naturally associated with a root system. This generalizes the type A case which correspond to generalized permutohedra. This is joint work with Federico Ardila, Chris Eur, and Alexander Postnikov.