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Connections for Women: Tropical Geometry August 22, 2009 - August 23, 2009
Registration Deadline: August 23, 2009 almost 8 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 22, 2009 about 8 years ago
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Organizers Alicia Dickenstein* (U Buenos Aires), Eva Maria Feichtner* (U Bremen)

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The aim of this workshop is to introduce advanced graduate students and postdocs to tropical geometry. Various aspects of this multi-faceted field will be highlighted in two short-courses comprising lectures and exercise/discussion sessions as well as in research talks. The workshop will thus provide the participants with an excellent introduction to the forthcoming events of the program. There will be two short-courses given by Hannah Markwig (U Goettingen) Federico Ardila (SFSU) Additional research lectures will be held by Marianne Akian (INRIA, Saclay - Ile de France) Lucia Lopez de Medrano (UNAM) Annette Werner (U Frankfurt) Lauren Williams (Harvard, MSRI) Jospehine Yu (MIT, MSRI) among others. We plan for a session of (very) short contributions by participants, consisting of focused two to three slides each. This will be an important activity of the workshop, so we encourage participants of all levels to send an abstract to the organizers by email along with completing the registration. The scientific part will be complemented by a round table discussion on career issues of female mathematicians. Confirmed panelists are: Helene Barcelo (MSRI), Diane Maclagan (Warwick), Lauren Williams (Harvard, MSRI), Josephine Yu (MIT, MSRI), and Angelica Cueto (UC Berkeley). Female researchers are particularly encouraged to attend this workshop and will be given priority for support of travel and lodging expenses. An illustration for tropical implicitization from B. Sturmfels, J. Yu: "Tropical implicitization and mixed fiber polytopes", in Software for Algebraic Geometry, (editors M. Stillman, N. Takayama and J. Verschelde), I.M.A. Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications 148, Springer, New York, 2008, pp. 111-132. Accomodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The cut-off date for reservations is August 6, 2009. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: 0908MSRICO_001. The cut-off date for reservations is July 20, 2009. We also hold a block of rooms at the Doubletree Hotel. Please mention the MSRI as a reference when making reservations by calling 510-548-7920. The Doubletree Hotel offers complementary shuttle to and from MSRI. The room rate is $99 per night. New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you as well! Click here to book online Or, you can make reservations calling the main line, 510-845-7300, and asking for the rate for Connections for Women: TG/ Intro to TG. The room rate is $119 per night plus tax.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Aug 22, 2009
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Minicourse: Linearity in the tropics I
Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Minicourse: Counting Tropical plane curves I
Hannah Markwig
02:00 PM - 02:40 PM
  Tropical Varities, elimination, and mixed fiber polytypes
Josephine Yu (Georgia Institute of Technology)
02:50 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tropical inflection points of tropical planar curves
Lucia Lopez de Medrano
Aug 23, 2009
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Minicourse: Linearity in the tropics II
Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Minicourse: Counting tropical plane curves II
Hannah Markwig
02:00 PM - 02:40 PM
  Buildings and tropical geometry
Annette Werner
02:50 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tropical linear independence and symmetrization of the tropical semiring
Marianne Akian
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Short talks
Thomas Markwig, Kirsten Schmitz, Anne Shiu
05:00 PM - 05:50 PM
  The tropical Grassmannian and its positive part
Lauren Williams