Weinstein to Present at Mathematical Association of America

News Date : 04/22/2017

Jacob_Weinstein.jpgThe North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America invited Jacob Weinstein '18 to be a co-presenter with Daniel Stein at their Spring Meeting on April 22, 2017.

Weinstein, who takes advanced mathematical classes at the University of Minnesota, worked on "Newton-Okounkov Bodies of Bott-Samelson Varieties."

"A central theme in algebraic geometry is to associate combinatorial objects to geometric objects (algebraic varieties). This allows researchers to answer geometric questions by transforming their problem into a combinatorial problem, and vice versa. One such bridge between algebraic geometry and combinatorics is the study of Newton-Okounkov bodies. In this talk, we will discuss how we computed the Newton-Okounkov."

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