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Tropical Colloquium: "The tropical inverse problem" September 21, 2009
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Dr. Diane Maclagan
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Not every "tropical curve" (meaning a weighted balanced one-dimensional rational polyhedral complex) is the tropicalization of a curve in the torus, and the tropical inverse problem asks when this is the case. I will discuss variants of this question, and their relevance to birational geometry.

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