Mathematics Colloquium Series Talk to Touch on Toric Varieties—Feb. 6

The next Mathematics Colloquium Series talk, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, will explore the topic of toric varieties and its various applications.

“Toric Varieties: An Algebraic Geometric Journey from Physics to Chemistry”
Mathematics Colloquium Series | Vehbi Paksoy, Ph.D., associate professor at the college
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Carl DeSantis Building | Room 2074

About the Talk
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.

About the Series

Hosted by the college’s Division of Math, Science, and Technology, the Mathematics Colloquium Series aims to increase awareness of mathematics’ importance and applications in daily life. The series also gives mathematics faculty members and students the opportunity to discuss independent research and share their passion for the subject. These talks are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Vehbi Paksoy, Ph.D., or Iuliana Stanculescu, Ph.D., associate professors at the college.

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