On realizability of lines on tropical cubic surfaces and the Brundu-Logar normal form

  • Alheydis Geiger Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen


We present results on the relative realizability of infinite families of lines on general smooth tropical cubic surfaces. Inspired by the problem of relative realizability of lines on surfaces, we investigate the information we can derive tropically from the Brundu-Logar normal form of smooth cubic surfaces. In particular, we prove that for a residue field of characteristic  2 the tropicalization of the Brundu-Logar normal form is not smooth. We also take first steps in investigating the behavior of the tropicalized lines.