Laura Escobar Vega

Laura Escobar Vega

Associate Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Cornell University
research interests:
  • Combinatorics
  • Algebraic Geometry

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1146
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Professor Escobar's research focuses on the interplay between combinatorics and algebraic geometry.

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.