Colloquium

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Organizer(s) ASUKE Taro, TERADA Itaru, HASEGAWA Ryu, MIYAMOTO Yasuhito (chair)
URL https://www.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/seminar/colloquium_e/index_e.html

2014/06/06

16:30-17:30   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Mikhail Kapranov (Kavli IPMU)
Lie algebras from secondary polytopes (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
The secondary polytope of a point configuration
in the Euclidean space was introduced by Gelfand, Zelevinsky
and the speaker long time ago in order to understand discriminants
of multi-variable polynomials. These polytopes have
a remarkable factorization (or operadic) property: each
face of any secondary polytope is isomorphic to the
product of several other secondary polytopes.

The talk, based on joint work in progress with M. Kontsevich
and Y. Soibelman, will explain how the factorization property
can be used to construct Lie algebra-type objects:
$L_¥infty$ and $A_¥infty$-algebras. These algebras
turn out to be related to the problem of deformation
of triangulated categories with semiorthogonal decompositions.