Madeline Brandt just ﬁnished her second year as a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley and is visiting MPI MiS for the summer.
Broadly, her area of interest covers tropical geometry and combinatorial algebraic geometry. Recently she has been studying tropicalizations of curves. In particular, she is studying the problem of algorithmically computing the Berkovich minimal skeleton of a curve given its deﬁning equations. During her last stay at MPI MiS last fall, she was able to solve this problem for hyperelliptic curves in a joint collaboration with Lynn Chua and Barbara Bolognese. This summer, she hopes to extend these methods to other classes of curves and study the problem with Paul Helminck.
After a long day at MPI MiS, Madeline enjoys rock climbing with other mathematicians.
July 16, 2017