- 9 December 2019 - 20 December 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Organisers: Nick Sheridan (University of Edinburgh), Brett Parker (Monash University), Paul Norbury (The University of Melbourne), Jian He (Monash University), Kristin Shaw (The University of Oslo)
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.
- Registration is by invitation only
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.