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Cluster algebras


Speaker: Sergey Fomin, University of Michigan
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Tue, Apr 15 2008, 4:10PM

Cluster algebras arise in various algebraic and geometric contexts, with combinatorics providing a unifying framework. My presentation of the basic definitions and results of this emerging theory will be guided by two sets of examples: coordinate rings of classical algebraic varieties, and cluster algebras associated with bordered oriented surfaces with marked points.