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Introductory Workshop: Tropical Geometry August 24, 2009 - August 28, 2009
Registration Deadline: August 28, 2009 about 5 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 24, 2009 over 5 years ago
Parent Program: Tropical Geometry
Organizers Eva Maria Feichtner (U Bremen), Ilia Itenberg* (U Strasbourg), Grigory Mikhalkin (U Genève), Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley)
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Description

This workshop is to lay the foundations for the upcoming program. Mini-courses comprising lectures and exercise/discussion sessions will cover the foundational aspects of tropical geometry as well as its connections with adjacent areas: symplectic geometry, several complex variables, algebraic geometry (in particular enumerative and computational aspects) and geometric combinatorics. The mini-courses will be augmented by research talks on current tropical develpoments to open the scene and set up new goals in the beginning semester.
 


"An illustration of the tropical Abel-Jacobi map" from G. Milkhalkin, I. Zharkov: "Tropical curves, their Jacobians and Theta functions," arXiv: math/0612267.

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Accommodations:

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 7, 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: 0908MSRIIN_001. The cut-off date for reservations is July 23, 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!
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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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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. 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 the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates 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.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Schedule
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Aug 24, 2009
Monday
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Real aspects of tropical geomerty I
Ilia Itenberg
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Complex amoebas and coamoebas I
Mikael Passare
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Introduction to tropical algebraic geometry I
Diane Maclagan (University of Warwick)
Aug 25, 2009
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Real aspects of tropical geomerty II
Ilia Itenberg
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to tropical algebraic geometry II
Diane Maclagan (University of Warwick)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Tropical Elimination Theory I
Evgueni Tevelev
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Real Algebraic Geometry, Tropical Geometry and Total Curvature
Jean-Jacques Risler
Aug 26, 2009
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Complex amoebas and coamoebas II
Mikael Passare
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Tropical Elimination Theory II
Evgueni Tevelev
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Some tropical aspects of mirror symmetry I
Denis Auroux (University of California, Berkeley)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  A naive approach to the implicitization of rational varieties using tropical tools
Alicia Dickenstein (University of Buenos Aires)
Aug 27, 2009
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Real aspects of tropical geomerty III
Ilia Itenberg
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to tropical algebraic geometry III
Diane Maclagan (University of Warwick)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Some tropical aspects of mirror symmetry II
Denis Auroux (University of California, Berkeley)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Symplectic perspectives on tropical geometry
Mohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University)
Aug 28, 2009
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Complex amoebas and coamoebas III
Mikael Passare
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Tropical Elimination Theory III
Evgueni Tevelev
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Some tropical aspects of mirror symmetry III
Denis Auroux (University of California, Berkeley)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Towards canonical theta functions for Calabi-Yaus
Mark Gross (University of California)