## Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Noah Giansiracusa

Bentley University

Rational normal curves, phylogenetic trees, and tropical geometry

**Abstract:**I'll discuss joint work with Alessio Caminata, Luca Schaffler, and Han-Bom Moon in which we study equations defining (the closure of) the locus of n points in projective space that lie on a rational normal curve and apply these equations to resolve a question of Lior Pachter and David Speyer from 2004 on the tropical geometry of the space of phylogenetic trees.

Monday November 18, 2024 at 3:00 PM in 636 SEO