Abstract for the talk on 29.08.2018 (10:00 h)Seminar on Nonlinear Algebra
Marta Panizzut (Technische Universität Berlin)
K3 polytopes and their quartic surfaces
The closure of the connected components of the complement of a tropical hypersurface are called regions. They have the structure of convex polyhedra. A 3-dimensional polytope is a K3 polytope if it is the closure of the bounded region of a smooth tropical quartic surface. In this talk we begin by studying properties of K3 polytopes. In particular we exploit their duality to regular unimodular central triangulations of re exive polytopes in the fourth dilation of the standard tetrahedron. Then we focus on quartic surfaces that tropicalize to K3 polytopes, and we look at them through the lenses of Geometric Invariant Theory. This is a joint work with Gabriele Balletti and Bernd Sturmfels.