Gleb Nenashev: Triangulations of Root Polytopes

Time: Wed 2018-05-16 10.15 - 11.15

Lecturer: Gleb Nenashev, SU

Location: Room 3418, Lindstedtsvägen 25. Department of Mathematics, KTH

Abstract

Triangulations of a product of two simplices and, more generally, of root polytopes are closely related to Gelfand-Kapranov-Zelevinsky's theory of discriminants, to tropical geometry, tropical oriented matroids, and to generalized permutohedra. We introduce a new approach to these objects, identifying a triangulation of a root polytope with a certain bijection between lattice points of two generalized permutohedra. In order to study such bijections, we define trianguloids as edge-colored graphs satisfying simple local axioms. Our trianguloids are in bijection with triangulations of root polytopes.

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