SMS scnews item created by Haotian Wu at Mon 29 Aug 2016 1904
Expiry: 8 Nov 2016
Calendar1: 31 Aug 2016 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Tilings in algebraic geometry
Geometry & Topology
Tilings in algebraic geometry
Valery Alexeev (University of Georgia)
Wednesday 31 August 2016, 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A
Please join us for lunch after the talk!
In this rather general talk accessible to a wide audience, I will explain several recent examples of how polytopal tilings appear when describing degenerations and moduli spaces of algebraic varieties, including toric and abelian varieties, hyperplane arrangements, K3 and Enriques surfaces, and some surfaces of general type.