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Linear degenerate tropical flag matroids

February 3 at 14:0015:00 CET

TGiF-Seminar: Tropical geometry in Frankfurt (Second meeting Winter Semester 2022/23)

Victoria Schleis (Universität Tübingen)

Abstract: Grassmannians and flag varieties are important moduli spaces in algebraic geometry. Their linear degenerations arise in representation theory as they describe quiver representations and their irreducible modules. As linear degenerations of flag varieties are difficult to analyze algebraically, we describe them in a combinatorial setting and further investigate their tropical counterparts.

In this talk, I will introduce matroidal, polyhedral and tropical analoga and descriptions of linear degenerate flags and their varieties obtained in joint work with Alessio Borzì. To this end, we introduce and study morphisms of valuated matroids. Using techniques from matroid theory, polyhedral geometry and linear tropical geometry, we use the correspondences between the different descriptions to gain insight on the structure of linear degeneration. Further, we analyze the structure of linear degenerate flag varieties in all three settings, and provide some cover relations on the poset of degenerations. For small examples, we relate the observations on cover relations to the flat irreducible locus studied in representation theory.


February 3
14:00 – 15:00 CET


Frankfurt, Robert-Mayer-Str.10, Raum 711 groß


Martin Ulirsch
Andreas Gross