Bi-annual Algebraic and Tropical Meetings of
Brown and YaLE

Spring 2019 @ Amherst College
May 2, 2019

The BATMOBYLE is a vehicle for bringing together the algebraic and tropical geometry groups of Brown and Yale (and surrounding universities!) for a biannual day of talks.

David Cox

David Cox

(Amherst College)
Geometric modeling

The interactions between geometric modeling, algebraic geometry, and commutative algebra are rich and varied. This talk will focus on the geometry of algebraic modeling, including practical applications, a bit of history, and some toric geometry and algebraic statistics.

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and BreakfastSeeley Mudd 204
11:00 - 12:00 Compactifications of moduli of points and lines in P2
Luca Schaffler (UMass Amherst)
Seeley Mudd 204
12:00 - 02:00 Lunch
02:00 - 03:00 Prime tropical ideals
Kalina Mincheva (Yale)
Seeley Mudd 204
03:00 - 04:00 Tea Seeley Mudd 204
04:00 - 05:10 Geometric modeling
David Cox (Amherst College)
Seeley Mudd 204

Parking: Drive east on College Street (Route 9) past the Amherst town common on your left. Two blocks after the common, turn right onto East Drive and enter the campus (just before you go under a purple and white railroad overpass). Follow East Drive for approximately 3 blocks, South Parking lot will be just beyond the tennis courts. The talks are in Seeley Mudd located north of the parking lot. An interactive map of the campus can be found here with South Parking Lot highlighted.

Dan Abramovich (Brown), Kenny Ascher (Princeton), Asher Auel (Yale/Dartmouth), Dori Bejleri (MIT), Melody Chan (Brown), Yuchen Liu (Yale), Kalina Mincheva (Yale), and Nathan Pflueger (Amherst).

Previous BATMOBYLEs: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Fall 2018.