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Tropical Seminar: "Counting Tropical Curves on Abelian Surfaces" September 11, 2009
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Eric Katz
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One of the most significant applications of tropical geometry is to the problem of counting curves. Mikhalkin showed how to compute Gromov-Witten invariants of toric surfaces by using tropical geometry. In this talk, I explain how to count curves on Abelian surfaces using tropical techniques. The invariants computed are analogous to the Yau-Zaslow invariants of K3's. This is joint work with David Helm.

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