DateWednesday March 1, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LocationJeffery Hall, Room 222 & Zoom
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Jeffery Hall, Room 222 & Zoom
Speaker: Calvin Fletcher
Title: Towards the affine toric variety of a polytope
Abstract: The purpose of this lecture will be to develop the geometric concepts required to define the affine toric variety of a polytope. We will study the relationship between the faces of a full dimensional polytope and the cones generated by their facet normals. We then define the normal fan of a polytope and provide some examples. Finally, we will briefly introduce the definition of an affine toric variety of a polytope.