School of Mathematical Sciences

Graphs, potential theory, and algebraic geometry menu

Graphs, potential theory, and algebraic geometry

Speaker: 
Farbod Shokrieh (Cornell)
Date/Time: 
Fri, 24/03/2017 - 16:00
Room: 
Queen's building W316
Seminar series: 

A graph can be viewed, in many respects, as an analogue of an
algebraic curve. For example, there is a notion of "Jacobian" for
graphs.
More classically, graphs can be viewed as electrical networks.
I will discuss the interplay between these two points of view, as well
as some recent applications to problems in algebraic geometry.