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Alexander Engström: Refined Ehrhart polynomials and an h*-triangle

Time: Thu 2020-03-12 11.00 - 11.50

Location: Institut Mittag-Leffler, Seminar Hall Kuskvillan

Participating: Alexander Engström, Aalto University

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I will discuss some current work with Florian Kohl on a refinement of the Ehrhart polynomial of a polytope: ehr(s,t). For the corresponding generating function, we get a triangle of h*-coefficients instead of a vector and we prove that they are non-negative. Sometimes both s=1 and s=2 turns the refined Ehrhart polynomial into an ordinary one, as for example for stable set polytopes of perfect graphs and their associated reflexive polytopes. We state some conjectures on the h*-triangle.