|Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Location: 3866 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:00 PM)
Title: Flow polytopes and the Kostant partition function
Abstract: This talk will survey the remarkable connections between flow polytopes and Kostant partition functions. One intriguing result in this field is a theorem of Stanley and Postnikov, which expresses the volume of a flow polytope as a Kostant partition function. I'll present a generalization of this theorem, as well as constructions of flow polytopes with combinatorial volumes. The talk is based on joint work with Alejandro H. Morales.
Speaker: Karola Meszaros
Institution: University of Michigan