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Tropical Structures in Geometry and Physics November 30, 2009 - December 04, 2009
Registration Deadline: December 04, 2009 over 9 years ago
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Organizers Mark Gross ( University of California San Diego), Kentaro Hori (University of Toronto), Viatcheslav Kharlamov (Université de Strasbourg (Louis Pasteur), Richard Kenyon* (Brown University)

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One of the successes of tropical geometry is its applications to a number of different areas of recently developing mathematics. Among these are enumerative geometry, symplectic field theory, mirror symmetry, dimer models/random surfaces, amoebas and algas, instantons, cluster varieties, and tropical compactifications. While these fields appear quite diverse, we believe the common meeting ground of tropical geometry will provide a basis for fruitful interactions between participants. Bibliography (PDF) 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 November 13, 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 OR directly on their website. The Doubletree Hotel offers complementary shuttle to and from MSRI. The room rate is $99 per night.
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Nov 30, 2009
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Reduced degenerations and Frobenius splitting
Allen Knutson (Cornell University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Teichmuller space, cluster algebras from surfaces, and the positivity conjecture
Lauren Williams (University of California, Berkeley)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Determinental hypersurfaces, convex polynomials and tropical geometry
David Speyer (University of Michigan)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Some aspects of discriminantal (co)amoebas
Mikael Passare
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Complex Tropical Geometry
Oleg Viro (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Dec 01, 2009
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Tropical (p,q)-classes of Lagrangian type
Ilia Zharkov
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Real tropical enumerative invariants
Eugenii Shustin
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Relative open Gromov-Witten invariants
Rares Rasdeaconu
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Realizability of superabundant tropical curves
Erwan Brugalle (Université de Nantes)
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Tropical descendant Gromov-Witten invariants
Hannah Markwig
Dec 02, 2009
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  On the compactification of the parameter space of convex projective structures
Daniele Alessandrini (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Towards a Tropical Fukaya Category
Mohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University)
Dec 03, 2009
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Real enumerative geometry via the topological string
Daniel Krefl
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  (p,q) webs and their applications in string theory
Amihay Hanany
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Tropical geometry and (p,q) webs
Barak Kol
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tropical Geometry and the Topological String
Mina Aganagic (University of California, Berkeley)
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Dequantization and tropical structures in classical mechanics and classical geometry
Grigory Litvinov
Dec 04, 2009
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  The Hilbert geometry of the n-simplex
Stephan Tillmann (University of Sydney)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Smoothing surface singularities via mirror symmetry
Paul Hacking (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Calabi-Yau mirrors via tropical geometry
Janko Boehm
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tropical curves and Gromov Witten invariants
Brett Parker (Australian National University)