Lorentzian polynomials

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar II
Topic:Lorentzian polynomials
Speaker:June Huh
Affiliation:Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, February 26
Time/Room:10:30am - 12:30pm/Simonyi Hall 101

I will give a gentle overview of my work with Petter Brändén on Lorentzian polynomials (https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.03719), which link continuous convex analysis and discrete convex analysis via tropical geometry. The class contains homogeneous stable polynomials, volume polynomials of convex bodies and projective varieties, as well as some partition functions considered in statistical physics. No specific background will be needed. In particular, no knowledge from the first talk on February 19 will be necessary to enjoy the talk.