# Towards a Tropical Hodge Bundle

### Abstract

The moduli space $M_g^{trop}$ of tropical curves of genus $g$ is a generalized cone complex that parametrizes metric vertex-weighted graphs of genus $g$. For each such graph $\Gamma$, the associated canonical linear system $\vert K_\Gamma\vert$ has the structure of a polyhedral complex. In this article we propose a tropical analogue of the Hodge bundle on $M_g^{trop}$ and study its basic combinatorial properties. Our construction is illustrated with explicit computations and examples.

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Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, 353-368, Fields Institute Communications (2017), Volume 80, Springer 2017, Editors: Gregory G. Smith and Bernd Sturmfels
##### Bo Lin
###### Visiting Assistant Professor

My research interests include mathematical biology, tropical geometry and combinatorics.