Frozen Boundaries and Log Fronts

Speaker: Andrei Okounkov

Date: Mon, Oct 16, 2006

Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Conference: PIMS 10th Anniversary Lectures

Subject: Algebraic Geometry

Class: Scientific


In this talk, based on joint work with Richard Kenyon and Grisha Mikhalkin, Andrei Okounkov discusses a binary operation on plane curves which

  1. generalizes classical duality for plane curves and
  2. arises naturally in probabilistic context,

namely as a facet boundary in certain random surface models.