### The foundation of a matroid

- Series
- Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar
- Time
- Monday, October 7, 2019 - 13:30 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles
- Speaker
- Tianyi Zhang – GA Tech – tzhang358@gatech.edu

Foundation is a powerful tool to understand the representability of matroids. The foundation of a matroid is a pasture which is an algebraic structure genrealize the field. I will briefly introduce matroids, algebraic structures (especially pastures) and matroid representability. I will also give some examples on how foundation works in representation of matroids.