Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: On Oda's Strong Factorization Conjecture
Speaker: Justin Semonsen, Rutgers University
Date: Monday, March 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
In this talk we will translate a conjecture by Oda about birational maps of toric varieties into a conjecture about fans of simplicial cones. Further combinatorial techniques reduce the conjecture to an algorithmic form suitable for computation and experimentation. Experimental results gotten via Java provide insight into how one might prove the conjecture via a much simpler mechanism.