Jean-Philippe LabbĂ© (FU Berlin)

2019/10/11, 09:30 **(sharp!)**

Before the talk by Francisco Santos at the "Opening conference of the thematic semester in algebraic geometry" .

Before the talk by Francisco Santos at the "Opening conference of the thematic semester in algebraic geometry" .

FU Berlin, at room HS A (ground floor), Arnimallee 22

Symmetry is a central concept in many areas of mathematics, if not all of them. In this talk, I will present an intriguing numerical coincidence bridging two seemingly unrelated objects — the first one coming from representation theory, the second from discrete geometry — where symmetry could be the culprit. Confirming the guilt of symmetry would shed new light on both objects, and perhaps help to solve some conjecture in discrete geometry.