The tropical transition from objects of algebraic geometry to the polyhedral realm is an extension of the classical theory of toric varieties. It opens problems on algebraic varieties to a completely new set of techniques, and has already led to remarkable results in Enumerative Algebraic Geometry, Dynamical Systems and Computational Algebra, among other fields, and to applications in Algebraic Statistics and Statistical Physics.
The goal of this program is, through its workshops and various other activities, to bring together researchers from the broad range of research areas involved, and to provide an extended forum of interaction on Tropical Geometry while it is still in its forming phase.
*Illustration from Jürgen Richter-Gebert, Bernd Sturmfels und Thorsten Theobald: First Steps in Tropical Geometry; in: Idempotent mathematics and mathematical physics, Contemp. Math., 377, AMS2005, pp. 289–317.
To apply please visit http://www.msri.org/propapps/applications/application_material (Deadlines: 1 Oct. 2008 -- 1 Dec. 2008.)
|August 22, 2009 - August 23, 2009||Connections for Women: Tropical Geometry|
|August 24, 2009 - August 28, 2009||Introductory Workshop: Tropical Geometry|
|October 12, 2009 - October 16, 2009||Tropical Geometry in Combinatorics and Algebra|
|November 30, 2009 - December 04, 2009||Tropical Structures in Geometry and Physics|