1) Background and examples of cluster algebras: Somos sequences in number theory; Laurent property; Abel pentagon identity, Lyness map and the dilogarithm; Zamolodchikov Y-systems; Plucker coordinates in Grassmanians; discrete Hirota equations.
2) Cluster algebras without coefficients: quivers and quiver mutation; exchange matrices and matrix mutation; cluster variables and cluster mutation.
3) Poisson and symplectic structures: Poisson brackets; symplectic forms; Gekhtman-Shapiro-Vainshtein Poisson structure for cluster algebras; examples of noninvariant symplectic leaves; compatible presymplectic forms and reduction to symplectic coordinates.
4) Cluster mutation-periodicity: Mutation-periodic quivers; Fordy & Marsh classification of period 1 and recurrence relations; primitives and affine Dynkin diagrams; Dodgson condensation; linear relations for cluster variables.
5) Tropical relations and algebraic entropy: Growth of denominators; max-plus tropical algebra; dynamics of tropical maps; algebraic entropy; entropy classification of cluster maps.
6) Discrete integrable systems: Affine A-type cluster algebras and dressing chain - monodromy matrix and Lenard-Magri chain; discrete Hirota and reduction to Somos/Gale-Robinson; connection with QRT maps.
University of Kent
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
RC-3085, The Red Centre, UNSW
About the speaker: Andy Hone is an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow with broad research interests in integrable systems, cluster algebras and number theory. You can learn more about him here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smsas/our-people/profiles/hone_andrew.html