American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California
Ilia Itenberg, Grigory Mikhalkin, and Oleg Viro
There are some quite diverse areas of Mathematics where such extreme real varieties have recently appeared. The workshop will bring together researchers from these diverse areas in an attempt to answer the ill-posed question "What is the best real form for an algebraic variety?" at least in some simple cases.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.
A list of open problems.
A concise description of
(This is a section of an introductory text concerning topology of real algebraic curves. Other parts of this text also can be used, although they are less relevant.)
An introduction to amoebas.
An elementary introduction to patchworking, including patchworking construction of Harnack curves.