Ragni Piene (UiO): Planar polypols, their adjoint curves and canonical forms

Planar polypols - “polygons with curved sides” - were proposed by Eugene Wachspress as generalized algebraic finite elements. In order to define barycentric coordinates for polypols, he introduced the adjoint curve of a rational polypol. In recent work by physicists, positive geometries are defined as certain semialgebraic sets together with a meromorphic differential form called the canonical form. We show that a rational regular polypol gives a positive geometry and give an explicit expression for its canonical form in terms of the adjoint and boundary curves of the polypol. In the special case that the polypol is a convex polygon, we show that the adjoint curve is hyperbolic and describe its nested ovals. 
This talk is based on joint work with K. Kohn, K. Ranestad, F. Rydell, B. Shapiro, R. Sinn,  M.-S. Sorea, and S. Telen.
Published Aug. 27, 2021 1:30 PM - Last modified Oct. 6, 2021 8:09 PM