- Series
- Job Candidate Talk
- Time
- Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 4:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 269
- Speaker
- Josephine Yu – Georgia Tech
- Organizer
- Matt Baker

Tropical geometry can be thought of as geometry over the tropical
semiring, which is the set of real numbers together with the operations max
and +. Just as ordinary linear and polynomial algebra give rise to
convex geometry and algebraic geometry, tropical linear and polynomial
algebra give rise to tropical convex geometry and tropical algebraic
geometry. I will introduce the basic objects and problems in tropical
geometry and discuss some relations with, and applications to,
polyhedral geometry, computational algebra, and algebraic geometry.