
Tony Bahri
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
A survey of Toric varieties from a topological viewpoint
Friday 6th, June 12:0512:55pm,
Stephen Roberts.
Various constructions of MacPherson, Davis and Januszkiewicz
and others, provide an important topological window into the
theory of toric varieties, manifolds and subspace configurations.
Topology provides a rich source of invariants in terms of the
underlying combinatorics of fans and polytopes. I will give a
brief overview of the theory and its applications, drawing
parallels between the geometry and topology where possible.
I hope also to discuss approaches to the study of certain
singular varieties, via spaces investigated first by Buchstaber,
Panov and Cox.







