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Chip-Firing and Binomial Ideals November 13, 2012 (10:45 AM PST - 11:15 AM PST)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Spencer Backman
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Chip-firing on graphs has been studied for nearly 25 years since its independent introductions in statistical physics and graph theory.
Recently, it has received some attention for its connections to the divisor theory of tropical curves and the combinatorics of lattice ideals. I will give a quick survey of these relationships and briefly describe my current research in chip-firing via gluing with emphasis on the binomial ideal case.

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