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.

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