Andrew J Chan
Getting to grips with Tropical Geometry
Andrew J Chan
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL UK
E-mail: a dot j dot chan at warwick dot ac dot uk
My current research interests include Algebraic Geometry and in particular Tropical Geometry. I am currently looking at effective methods of computing tropical curves via projections. I have also written a Macaulay2 package GrobnerValuations which computes Gröbner bases over fields with a valuation.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Imperial College where Professor Kevin Buzzard supervised my MSci project on Automorphic Forms over Function Fields.
Besides mathematics I enjoy (sometimes!) supporting Barnet FC and also playing the flute, particularly as a Flute2 in the University of Warwick Wind Orchestra.
This term we are holding a postgraduate seminar on Abelian Varieties. It should be accessible to all who have a knowledge of basic algebraic geometry and may also be of interest to those studying number theory and related areas.
Details of Conferences and Workshops that I am planning on attending as well as a list of some of the recent ones that I have attended can be found here.
During Winter 2013 we held a reading seminar on "Le Théorème de Riemann-Roch" by Armand Borel and Jean-Pierre Serre.
During Autumn 2012 we held a learning seminar on Hilbert Schemes.
During Summer 2012 we held a learning seminar on Geometric Invariant Theory.
During Autumn 2010 we held a learning seminar on an Introduction to Curves.
E-mail address: a dot j dot chan at warwick dot ac dot uk