Algebraic Geometry Seminar
From Chip-Firing on Graphs to the Brill-Noether Theorem
Speaker: Sam Payne, Yale University
Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1314
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
I will begin with the motivation and statement of the main results from Brill-Noether theory for algebraic curves, explain the relationship to elementary chip-firing games on graphs, and outline the tropical proof of the Brill-Noether theorem, via chip-firing on a chain of loops.