Student Combinatorics and Algebra Seminar
Thursday, February 6, 2020
4:40pm in Vincent 570

Ehrhart Unimodality

McCabe Olsen

Ohio State


Ehrhart theory is the study of lattice point enumeration in convex, rational polyhedra. A common question in Ehrhart theory is determining when the coefficients of the Ehrhart h*-polynomial form a unimodal sequence. The goal of this talk will be to review some of the basic notions in Ehrhart theory and discuss strategies used for proving unimodality.