stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2017-18

Fridays 4-5 pm in 383-N (with exceptions)

Click on the title to see the abstract (if available). (For earlier talks in this seminar, click here. For related seminars, click here. For the department webpage for the algebraic geometry seminar, click here.) For more information, please contact Jun Li, Michael Kemeny, or Ravi Vakil.

September 29 Samuel Grushevsky (Stony Brook University) Geometry of compactified moduli of cubic threefolds
October 6 Felix Janda (University of Michigan) Genus two curves on quintic threefolds
October 13 no seminar (WAGS weekend)
Weekend of October 14-15 Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium, at UCLA
October 20 Remy van Dobben de Bruyn (Columbia University) Dominating varieties by liftable ones
October 27  Jason Lo (Cal State Northridge) The effect of Fourier-Mukai transforms on slope stability on elliptic fibrations
November 10
November 17 (probably no seminar, Ravi away)
November 24 no seminar (Thanksgiving break)
December 1 Daniel Litt (Columbia University) Galois actions on fundamental groups
January 19 Pablo Solis (Stanford) Hunting Vector Bundles on \mathbf{P}^1 \times \mathbf{P}^1
January 26 Izzet Coskun (UIC) The geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces
February 2 Katrina Honigs (Utah) Fourier-Mukai partners of Enriques and bielliptic surfaces in positive characteristic
February 9 Junliang Shen (ETH) K3 categories, cubic 4-folds, and the Beauville-Voisin conjecture
February 16 Michael Viscardi (Berkeley) Quantum cohomology and 3D mirror symmetry
February 23 Roya Beheshti (Washington U. St. Louis) Moduli spaces of rational curves on hypersurfaces
March 9 Yongbin Ruan (Michigan) The structure of higher genus Gromov-Witten invariants of quintic 3-fold
April 13 Andrei Caldararu (Wisconsin) Computing a categorical Gromov-Witten invariant
April 20 Daniel Halpern-Leistner (Cornell) What is wall-crossing?
April 27 Sean Howe Motivic random variables and random matrices
May 4 (3-4 pm, in 380-W) Isabel Vogt (MIT) Interpolation problems for curves in projective space
May 4 (4:30-5:30 pm, in 383-N) Eric Larson (MIT) The Maximal Rank Conjecture
May 11 Sheldon Katz (UIUC) (joint with physics)
May 18 (3-4 pm) Dori Bejleri (Brown) Stable pair compactifications of the moduli space of degree one del Pezzo surfaces via elliptic fibrations
May 18 (4:30-5:30 pm) Francois Greer (Stony Brook) Elliptic fibrations in the presence of singularities
May 25 (3-4 pm, location TBA) Soren Galatius (Stanford) M_g, M_g^{trop}, the Grothendieck-Teichmuller group, and Kontsevich’s complex of graphs
May 25 (4:30-5:30 pm) Tathagata Basak (Iowa State) A complex ball quotient and the monster
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