This work took (from the original idea to an implemented algorithm) about 20 years to complete!
Start by playing Ravi Vakil’s checkerboard games to understand the geometric Littlewood-Richardson rule. Track involved cascades of homotopies on checkerboard varieties corresponding to one of the 10 moves like the one depicted and find solutions (i.e, find approximate numerical solutions explicitly!) to any instance of any Schubert problem on any Grassmannian.
The Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium (sometimes known as GAGS) will take place in Georgia Tech on Feb 23-25, 2018, starting with registration and the first talk at 4:30pm on Feb 23 (Friday) and ending before lunch on Feb 25 (Sunday).
Abstract: We present a new algorithmic framework which utilizes tropical geometry and homotopy continuation for solving systems of polynomial equations where some of the polynomials are generic elements in linear subspaces of the polynomial ring. This approach generalizes the polyhedral homotopies by Huber and Sturmfels.
The Meeting on Algebraic Geometry and its Applications was intended as a one-day meeting that attracts people in the South-East of the US. The first two incarnations — at Georgia Tech in 2015 and at Clemson in 2016 — gathered 25-30 participants each.
MAGA had a year off in 2017 due to a large international meeting scheduled in the same year at GT, but the meeting will run in 2018. There is also a plan to continue this as a regular annual event held in April in Atlanta.
However, the world has changed a bit in the last couple of years and a lot of people associate the acronym MAGA… with something completely different. Therefore a question: what could be a new name/abbreviation?