Geometric mitosis and Newton-Okounkov polytopes
In [K], a convex-geometric algorithm was introduced for building new analogs of Gelfand–Zetlin polytopes for arbitrary reductive groups. Conjecturally, these polytopes coincide with the Newton–Okounkov polytopes of flag varieties for a geometric valuation. I outline an algorithm (geometric mitosis) for finding collec- tion of faces in these polytopes that represent a given Schubert cycle. For GL_n and Gelfand–Zetlin polytopes, this algorithm reduces to a geometric version of Knutson–Miller mitosis introduced in [KST].