She has developed combinatorial models as part of her program to understand the singularities of Schubert varieties and the action of tori on these varieties. This work has led her to construct and study polytopes using tools from symplectic and algebraic geometry. Lately, Escobar has been working with Newton-Okounkov bodies.
Laura Escobar Vega
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
PhD, Cornell University
- Algebraic Geometry
- WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
ONE BROOKINGS DR.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899
Professor Escobar's research focuses on the interplay between combinatorics and algebraic geometry.