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Geometry of tropical curves


Speaker: Grisha Mikhalkin, Berkeley
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Mon, Apr 5 2004, 4:10PM

Tropical curves result as certain degenerations of Riemann surfaces (namely the maximal degenerations). They are simple piecewise-linear objects and provide an efficient tool for solving many classical enumerative problems in real and complex geometry. The talk will survey tropical curves as well as some of their applications.