Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Location: 4088 East Hall (3:10 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: Noncrossing tree partitions
Abstract: Given a tree embedded in a disk, we define two lattices  the oriented flip graph of noncrossing arcs and the lattice of noncrossing tree partitions. When the interior vertices of the tree have degree 3, the oriented flip graph is equivalent to the oriented exchange graph of a type A cluster algebra. Our main result is an isomorphism between the shard intersection order of the oriented flip graph and the lattice of noncrossing tree partitions. As a consequence, we deduce a simple characterization of cmatrices of type A cluster algebras. This talk is based on joint work with Al Garver.
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Speaker: Thomas McConville
Institution: U. Minnesota
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