Wall-Crossing for Newton–Okounkov Bodies and the Tropical Grassmannian Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Abstract Tropical geometry and the theory of Newton–Okounkov bodies are two methods that produce toric degenerations of an irreducible complex projective variety. Kaveh and Manon showed that the two are related. We give geometric maps between the Newton–Okounkov bodies corresponding to two adjacent maximal-dimensional prime cones in the tropicalization of $X$. Under a technical condition, we produce a natural “algebraic wall-crossing” map on the underlying value semigroups (of the corresponding valuations). In the case of the tropical Grassmannian $Gr(2,m)$, we prove that the algebraic wall-crossing map is the restriction of a geometric map. In an appendix by Nathan Ilten, he explains how the geometric wall-crossing phenomenon can also be derived from the perspective of complexity-one $T$-varieties; Ilten also explains the connection to the “combinatorial mutations” studied by Akhtar–Coates–Galkin–Kasprzyk.

publication date

  • September 4, 2020