### GEORGE MASON
UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

COLLOQUIUM

FFEBRUARY 9, 2018

**Speaker: **
Kyungyong Lee, University of Nebraska

**Title: ***
Introduction to cluster algebras
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**Abstract:**
Cluster algebras were discovered by Fomin and Zelevinsky in 2001. Since then, it has been shown that they are related to diverse areas of mathematics such as algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, total positivity, quiver representations, string theory, statistical physics, non-commutative geometry, hyperbolic geometry, tropical geometry, KP solitons, discrete integrable systems, quantum mechanics, Lie theory, algebraic combinatorics, WKB analysis, and Poisson geometry. In this talk, I'll introduce cluster algebras and mention several interesting results.

**Time:** Friday, February 9, 2018, 3:40-4:40 p.m.

**Place:** Exploratory Hall, room 4106

**Refreshments** will be served at 3:15 p.m.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

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