Event Title

Toric Varieties: An Algebraic Geometric Journey from Physics to Chemistry

Description

A toric variety is a geometric object containing an algebraic torus as a Zariski open, dense subset. Besides its abstract and mathematical beauty, a toric variety is a subject used in various scientific theories. In this talk, Paksoy will provide intuitive descriptions of toric varieties from algebraic and combinatorial-geometric perspectives. He will also present various applications, from string theory to computational biology.

Presenter Bio

Vehbi Paksoy has a Ph.D. and teaches at Nova Southeastern University

Date of Event

February 6, 2013 12 - 1:00 PM

Location

Carl DeSantis Building, Room 2074, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale (main campus)

NSU News Release Link

http://nsunews.nova.edu/mathematics-colloquium-series-talk-touch-toric-varietiesfeb-6/

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Feb 6th, 12:00 PM Feb 6th, 1:00 PM

Toric Varieties: An Algebraic Geometric Journey from Physics to Chemistry

Carl DeSantis Building, Room 2074, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale (main campus)

A toric variety is a geometric object containing an algebraic torus as a Zariski open, dense subset. Besides its abstract and mathematical beauty, a toric variety is a subject used in various scientific theories. In this talk, Paksoy will provide intuitive descriptions of toric varieties from algebraic and combinatorial-geometric perspectives. He will also present various applications, from string theory to computational biology.

http://nsuworks.nova.edu/mathematics_colloquium/ay_2012-2013/events/6