Skip to main


As part of Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan, all classes and associated instructional activities—including final exams—will be conducted virtually beginning November 30, while most campus facilities will remain open. Visit Mason’s Safe Return to Campus Plan for COVID-19 updates.

Math equations

Introduction to cluster algebras

Speaker: Kyungyong Lee, University of Nebraska

Title: Introduction to cluster algebras

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.