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Summer Graduate School

Toric Varieties in Taipei July 29, 2019 - August 09, 2019
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Location: National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei
Organizers David Cox (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Henry Schenck
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This simplicial fan in 3-dimensional space

Toric varieties are algebraic varieties defined by combinatorial data, and there is a wonderful interplay between algebra, combinatorics and geometry involved in their study. Many of the key concepts of abstract algebraic geometry (for example, constructing a variety by gluing affine pieces) have very concrete interpretations in the toric case, making toric varieties an ideal tool for introducing students to abstruse concepts.

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