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2009 Spring Western Section Meeting
San Francisco, CA, April 2526, 2009 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1049
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Matroids in Algebra and Geometry

Saturday April 25, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Matroids in Algebra and Geometry, I
Room 113, Hensill Hall
Organizers:
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University federico@math.sfsu.edu
Lauren Williams, Harvard University lauren@math.harvard.edu

8:00 a.m.
How to draw a tropical plane.
Sven Hermann, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Anders Jensen, University of Gottingen, Germany
Michael Joswig, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Bernd Sturmfels*, University of California at Berkeley
(10490518)

9:00 a.m.
Cellular resolutions of monomial ideals from coarse tropical type decompositions.
Anton Dochtermann*, TU Berlin
Michael Joswig, TU Darmstadt
Raman Sanyal, UC Berkeley
(104905179)

10:00 a.m.
Valuations for matroid polytope subdivisions.
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University
Alex Fink, University of California, Berkeley
Felipe Rincon*, University of California, Berkeley
(104905112)

10:30 a.m.
Universality for valuations of matroid polytope subdivisions.
Alex R Fink*, UC Berkeley
(104905116)

Saturday April 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Matroids in Algebra and Geometry, II
Room 113, Hensill Hall
Organizers:
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University federico@math.sfsu.edu
Lauren Williams, Harvard University lauren@math.harvard.edu

Sunday April 26, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Matroids in Algebra and Geometry, III
Room 113, Hensill Hall
Organizers:
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University federico@math.sfsu.edu
Lauren Williams, Harvard University lauren@math.harvard.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discussion

9:00 a.m.
Quasisymmetric functions and decomposability of matroid polytopes.
Kurt W. Luoto*, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(10490549)

9:30 a.m.
Oriented Matroids and the Geometry of Visibility.
R Basri, Weizmann Institute
P Felzenszwalb, University of Chicago
R Girshick, University of Chicago
D Jacobs, University of Maryland
C Klivans*, University of Chicago
(104905151)

10:30 a.m.
Tensors, Products, and Tutte Polynomials.
Andrew Berget*, University of Minnesota
(10490593)

Sunday April 26, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Matroids in Algebra and Geometry, IV
Room 113, Hensill Hall
Organizers:
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University federico@math.sfsu.edu
Lauren Williams, Harvard University lauren@math.harvard.edu
Inquiries: meet@ams.org