Macaulay2 Day: 21 October 2016

A special day of activities related to computation in combinatorial algebraic geometry.

Installing Macaulay2

Friday, 21 October 2016 from 09:00 to 10:00 in Room 309, Fields Institute

Drop by, at any point during the hour, to get assistance installing and setting up the Macaulay2 software system on your laptop.

Macaulay2 basics

Friday, 21 October 2016 from 09:00 to 10:00 in Room 309, Fields Institute

During this interactive tutorial, the participants will solve some mathematical problems using Macaulay2. Since small groups will work on different problems, not everyone needs to bring a laptop. People who have not used Macaulay2 before are especially welcome. Some suggested problems and solutions are available.

Using Macaulay2 in research

Friday, 21 October 2016 from 11:00 to 12:00 in Room 309, Fields Institute

In this talk, Mike Stillman (Cornell) will describe some interesting mathematical problems and show how to investigate them using Macaulay2. For example, given a Calabi-Yau hypersurface in a toric 4-fold, can one use intersection theory to find rigid divisors (these will be defined!)? This question is central to an ongoing collaboration with some string theorists.

Ask Mike?

Friday, 21 October 2016 from 15:30 to 16:30 in Room 309, Fields Institute

Mike Stillman will do his best answer any and all questions. Some natural candidates include: How do I do X in Macaulay2? Why does Macaulay2 do Y? How can I compute Z more efficiently?
The code Mike created during the session can be found here

Coding support group

Friday, 21 October 2016 from 16:30 to 17:30 in Room 309, Fields Institute

Unstructured time to work on code with many experts around to provide assistance (if needed).

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