# Special Session on Toric Algebraic Geometry and Beyond

### AMS Central Fall Section Meeting, University of Akron, Akron, OH

October 20 – 21, 2012

### Organizers:

- Kiumars Kaveh, University of Pittsburgh
- Benjamin Nill, Case Western Reserve University
- Ivan Soprunov, Cleveland State University

## Talks

*A Tropical Approach to Computing Effective Cones*Florian Block (UC, Berkeley)*On the Log Discrepancies in Toric Mori Contractions*Alexander Borisov (University of Pittsburgh)*s-Lecture Hall Partitions, Self-Reciprocal Polynomials, and Gorenstein Algebras*Ben Braun (University of Kentucky)- Ehrhart f*-vectors and hypergraph coloring complexes Felix Breuer (San Francisco State University)
*Tropical complexes,*Dustin Cartwright (Yale University)- The maximum likelihood degree of a very affine variety June Huh (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Mutations of Laurent Polynomials and Flat Families with Toric Fibers Nathan Ilten (UC, Berkeley)
*Tropical geometry and the Hodge theory of hypersurfaces*Eric Katz (University of Waterloo)*A conjectural degree formula for subvarieties of spherical varieties*Gary Kennedy (Ohio State University)- The combinatorial commutative algebra of conformal blocks Chris Manon (UC, Berkeley)
- Jacobi Factors of Quasi-Homogeneous Plane Curve Singularities Mikhail Mazin (Stony Brook University)
- Lattice-point generating functions for free sums of convex sets Tyrrell McAllister (University of Wyoming)
*A degree formula for Borel orbit closures in the variety of complete conics*Jason Miller (Ohio State University)*On the number of complement components of hypersurface coamoebas*Mounir Nisse (Texas A&M University)- Extensions of toric varieties Mesut Sahin (Çankırı Karatekin University)
- Orientability of real toric varieties and lower bounds for real polynomial systems Jenya Soprunova (Kent Sate University)
- Multiplier Ideals of Certain Binomial Ideals Howard M Thompson (University of Michigan, Flint)
- Short tops and semistable fibrations Ursula Whitcher (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)
- The Unreasonable Ubiquitousness of Quasi-polynomials Kevin Woods (Oberlin College)
- On Syzygies and Singularities of Tensor Product Surfaces Javid Validashti (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Tropical Severi Varieties and Applications Jessie Yang (University of Toronto)
- Stable Intersection of Tropical Varieties Josephine Yu (Georgia Tech)