Christopher O'Neill


San Diego State University


Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


RH 340N

A numerical semigroup is a subset S of the natural numbers that is closed under addition.  One of the primary attributes of interest in commutative algebra are the relations (or trades) between the generators of S; any particular choice of minimal trades is called a minimal presentation of S (this is equivalent to choosing a minimal binomial generating set for the defining toric ideal of S).  In this talk, we present a method of constructing a minimal presentation of S from a portion of its divisibility poset.  Time permitting, we will explore connections to polyhedral geometry.