Dimer Models and Calabi-Yau algebras

Nathan Broomhead (University of Bath)

Monday 21st January, 2008 16:00-17:00 214, Mathematics Building


From dimer models, first studied in physics, we can produce a class of Calabi-Yau algebras which are candidates for non-commutative crepant resolutions of Gorenstein 3-fold affine toric singularities. In this talk I will introduce via examples, dimers and their corresponding toric varieties. I will then talk about the `consistency' condition that underlies the Calai-Yau property.

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