Combinatorics Seminar 2018

Speaker: Jinsong Xu (许劲松), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Date: Mon, Jul 09, 2018

Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Venue: Middle Meeting Room

Title: Combinatorial Hodge theory: I


Hodge theory of complex projective variety recently plays a prominent role in June Huh’s solution of log concavity of chromatic polynomial of a matroid. In this talk, we will discuss basic theory of Hodge structures, as well as the Kahler package. Then we try to associate for a combinatorial object a suitable Hodge structure. Our goal is to understand how tools from algebraic geometry help to solve problems from combinatorics.

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