What is... Reciprocity?

This page hosts information on Jan Hofmann's talk "What is ... Reciprocity?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. This talk will help you better understand the talk by Christian Haase.

Where & When

  • Friday, November 13, 1pm at the BMS Seminar Room MA 212 at TU Berlin

Abstract

  • Pick's theorem allows us to compute the area of any lattice polygon just by counting integer points. We will sketch a proof of Pick's theorem. It is now natural to ask if there are analogues in higher dimensions. This leads to the introduction of the Ehrhart polynomial and Ehrhart reciprocity.

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