# Graduate Student Colloquium

Date:

09/23/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:

Zoom

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):

Courtney George

**Title**: An Introduction to Tropical Geometry

**Abstract**: Tropical geometry serves as a bridge between algebraic geometry and combinatorics, allowing difficult algebra problems to be viewed through a more approachable, combinatorial lens. This talk is aimed at those with little to no background in tropical geometry; we will introduce foundational definitions, work through examples, and discuss the types of problems one might solve with tropical geometry.