On the anisotropy theorem of Papadakis and Petrotou
December 6, 2022
Papadakis and Petrotou showed that anisotropy of a quadratic form implies the Hard Lefschetz theorem for simplicial spheres in characteristic 2. In this talk, I will explain how we used an integration map to define a mixed volume on spheres, which is linear over a connected sum decomposition. Using this decomposition, we explicitly describe the quadratic form and prove an additional combinatorial conjecture of Papadakis and Petrotou. This is joint work with Kalle Karu.