Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Topology of Affine Hypersurfaces
Speaker: Eric Zaslow
Speaker Info: Northwestern University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Any smooth affine hypersurface Z of complex dimension n is homotopy equivalent to a real n-dimensional cell complex. Starting from the Newton polytope of the defining function, I will give an explicit combinatorial construction of a real n-dimensional space S which embeds into Z as a deformation retract. In particular, Z is homotopy equivalent to S.

If time allows, I will discuss the relation of this work to the homological mirror symmetry program. This work is joint with Helge Ruddat, Nicolò Sibilla, and David Treumann.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Philsang Yoo
Contact email: philsang@math.northwestern.edu
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