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GTC Visions Seminar: Tropical Visions October 04, 2017 (03:30 PM PDT - 05:30 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Michael Joswig (TU Berlin), Bernd Sturmfels (University of California, Berkeley; Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften)
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This session is an invitation to tropical thinking, which ponders the degeneration of classical geometric shapes into polyhedral limits. Michael will explain this for convex polytopes. Tropicalization

takes a classical polytope over an ordered field with valution and creates a tropical polytope. What does this do to the face lattice? Bernd will open the session with a discussion of the history of tropical math, and will close it with thoughts about the future.

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