Laura Escobar Vega

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
PhD, Cornell University
research interests:
  • Combinatorics
  • Algebraic Geometry

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1146
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899
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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.