Tropical Geometry and Mirror Symmetry

David Wood

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  •  9 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nick Sheridan (University of Edinburgh)
Brett Parker (Monash University)
Paul Norbury (University of Melbourne)
Jian He (Monash University)
Kristin Shaw (University of Oslo)

Program Description:
Mirror symmetry, which first emerged in the string theory literature in the 1980s, predicts a deep and surprising relationship between algebraic and symplectic geometry.  An adiabatic limit of ordinary (algebraic or symplectic) geometry produces a piecewise-linear geometry known as tropical geometry which can be used to study mirror symmetry.  This two-week workshop will bring together a group of researchers at all career stages, with expertise in mirror symmetry, tropical geometry, the tropical-to-algebraic correspondence, and the tropical-to-symplectic correspondence. There will be a small number of scheduled talks, with the majority of time set aside for informal discussion and collaboration.

Program Details and Materials:
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Note: actual times may differ slightly and things may change as the workshop approaches


  • Registration is by invitation only

Participant List
Brett Parker (Monash University)
Paul Norbury (University of Melbourne)
Nick Sheridan (University of Edinburgh)
Jian He (Monash University)
Kristin Shaw (University of Oslo)
Renato Vianna (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Siu-Cheong Lau (Boston University)
Cheol Hyun Cho (Seoul National University)
Helge Ruddat (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
Mandy Cheung (Harvard University)
Pierrick Bousseau (ETH Zürich)
Jeff Hicks (University of Cambridge)
Ilia Zharkov (Kansas State University)
Xiao Zheng (Boston University)
Mehdi Tavakol (University of Melbourne)
Ziming Nikolas Ma (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Johanes Rau (Universität Tübingen)
Lucia Lopez de Medrano (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Masahiro Futaki (Chiba University)
Ellena Moscovski (Monash University)
Wee Chaimanowong (University of Melbourne)
Michael Swaddle (University of Melbourne)
Urs Fuchs (Monash University)
Daniel Mathews (Monash University)
Norm Do (Monash University)


MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 10 December 2019
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.