ICERM Workshop: Cluster Algebras and Statistical Physics

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 8:00pm to Friday, August 19, 2011 - 1:00pm

Cluster algebras are commutative algebras with a distinguished set of generators grouped into overlapping subsets of fixed cardinality; the generators and the relations among them are not given from the outset, but are produced by an iterative process of successive mutations. Cluster algebras encode a surprisingly widespread range of phenomena in settings as diverse as quiver representations, Teichmüller theory, invariant theory, tropical calculus, Poisson geometry, and polyhedral combinatorics.

Venue: 
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Providence, RI
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