The University of Michigan Tropical Geometry Seminar
Fall 2005
December 8, 5:10-7:00, 3866 East Hall

Polyhedral complexes for tropical geometry

Sam Payne

University of Michigan


I will sketch some basic definitions for abstract polyhedral complexes with connections to tropical geometry and discuss the relationship of these constructions to the Gathmann-Markwig proofs of "tropical WDVV" and the Kontsevich and Caporaso-Harris formulas for counting curves in the plane.