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Shape of Associativity

Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics September 05, 2017 - September 08, 2017

September 06, 2017 (09:00 AM PDT - 10:00 AM PDT)
Speaker(s): Satyan Devadoss (University of San Diego)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • associahedron

  • realization

  • graph

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Associativity is ubiquitous in mathematics. Unlike commutativity, its more popular cousin, associativity has for the most part taken a backseat in importance. But over the past few decades, this concept has blossomed and matured. We start with a brief look at how this has transpired, and then explore the visualization of associativity in the form of the associahedron polytope and its generalizations.

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