Questions related to cluster algebras, a class of commutative rings introduced around 2000 by Fomin and Zelevinsky, and nearby topics.

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Intersecting Family of Triangulations

Let $\cal T_n$ be the family of all triangulations on an $n$-gon using $(n-3)$ non-intersecting diagonals. The number of triangulations in $\cal T_n$ is $C_{n-2}$ the $(n-2)$th Catalan number. Let ...
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Catalan objects associated to a univariate polynomial

Given a monic degree $n$ polynomial $f(z)$ with no double roots, and a phase $0\leq \theta < \pi$, there are natural constructions which associate to this data: a noncrossing matching on $2n$ ...
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What is a good introduction to cluster algebras from surfaces?

What is a good reference for cluster algebras from surfaces, with a view to their connection to Teichmuller theory? In my view, that means it should start off with unpunctured surfaces (and in ...
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Testing membership in a cluster algebra

Say I have a cluster algebra with principal coefficients and initial cluster $x_1,\ldots,x_n$. I don't want to invert the coefficient variables $y_1,\ldots,y_n$. The Laurent Phenomenon says that ...
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When is a $2$-Calabi–Yau triangulated category the cluster category of a QP?

Keller–Reiten's main theorem in Acyclic Calabi–Yau categories implies that if $\mathcal{C}$ is a $2$-Calabi–Yau (algebraic) triangulated category admitting a cluster-tilting object $T$ such that the ...
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cluster variables and L-functions

There is something in common between cluster variables in the theory of cluster algebras, L-functions in number theory, namely the fact that both map direct sums to products, just like ...
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Non-crystallographic cluster algebras

Background Fomin and Zelevinsky have introduced cluster algebras in an influential article. To define a cluster algebra, Fomin and Zelevinsky have defined a mutation of seeds. Here, a seed ...
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``Occasional'' Laurent phenomenon

This question is motivated by Richard Stanley's A question on the Laurent phenomenon (motivated by his answer to the question what is the probability that a scissor became the champion?). He asked ...
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Motivic DT-Invariants for the Algebro-Geophobic

I am looking for as gentle of possible of an introduction to Kontsevich-Soibelman's theory of motivic DT-invariants. Specifically I am interested in the algebraic aspects of the theory and the ...
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“Natural” Poisson structure on $(\mathbb{P}^1)^N$

Recently there is some interest in the Poisson geometry of "cluster manifolds", which are varieties associated to cluster algebras. See for example the works of Gekhtman, Shapiro and Vainshtein. In ...
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Mutation is an involution

Let $Q$ be a finite quiver and let $\mu_{k}$ denote mutation at a vertex $k$. Why is this an involution? I don't see it clear (should be easy though..)