RTG Workshop on Okunkov Bodies - October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Funded by National Science Foundation Research Training Grant (DMS 1246844)


Description: This small workshop, aimed at graduate students and young postdocs, will include an introductory lecture on Newton-Okunkov bodies by Lawrence Ein (UIC) and a series of lectures on recent advances given by Alex Küronya (Budapest University of Technology and Economics).


Funding and registration:  So we have an idea of how many participants to expect, please email Kevin Tucker (UIC) at kftucker@uic.edu to let us know that you plan to attend, and also to say if you are requesting any funding for travel/lodging.


Schedule: The tentative schedule and topics of the lectures is given below, together with some references appropriate for each of the lectures.  After the workshop has finished, there will also be a workshop dinner in the evening on Saturday, October 18. Details to follow.


Problems and Exercises



10:30 - 12:00 - Lawrence Ein - Introduction to Newton-Okunkov Bodies




1:30 - 2:30 - Alex Küronya - Newton-Okunkov bodies on surfaces




3:00 - 4:00 - Alex Küronya - Functions on Newton-Okunkov bodies




4:30 - 5:30 - Alex Küronya - Local positivity and convex geometry