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Volumes of matroid polytopes

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Jeffrey Doker, UC Berkeley
Location: 3106 MSB
Start time: Fri, Mar 13 2009, 2:10PM

Lots of familiar combinatorial objects can be described in terms of things called Matroids, and every Matroid can be represented as a polytope. It turns out that these Matroid polytopes, as well as some other related polytopes, can be decomposed into nice Minkowski sums of simplices, and this in turn allows us to compute their volumes. *****Please note the room change for this week!*****