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stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2021

The Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar meets online, usually Fridays at noon pacific time. Register in advance for the seminar: https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcOuprz8vHtbL2_TTgZzr-_UhGvnr1EGv Then attend the seminar:  https://stanford.zoom.us/w/95272114542 (pwd 362880) date and time speaker title links (noon Pacific unless otherwise specified) (click for … Continue reading

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stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2020

Click on the title to see the abstract (when available). Register in advance for the seminar:https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcOuprz8vHtbL2_TTgZzr-_UhGvnr1EGv Password (new July 2020!):  362880 Date and Time (Pacific) Speaker Title April 3, 4 pm Will Sawin (Columbia) The Shafarevich conjecture for hypersurfaces in … Continue reading

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abstracts for 2019-20 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Isabel Vogt (Stanford) September 27, 2019 Stability of normal bundles of space curves The normal bundle controls the deformation theory of a curve embedded in projective space. In this talk we study the stability of … Continue reading

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abstracts for 2018-19 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study) October 26, 2018 Distinguished Lecture 2 of 3: Kazhdan-Lusztig theory for matroids There is a remarkable parallel between the theory of Coxeter groups (think of the symmetric group or … Continue reading

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stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2018-19

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 … Continue reading

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abstracts for 2017-18 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Michael Kemeny (Stanford) October 7, 2016 Syzygies, scrolls and Hurwitz spaces A famous conjecture of Mark Green predicts a close relationship between the geometry of a curve and the algebraic properties of its coordinate ring. Namely, the Clifford index of the curve should equal the length of the linear part […]

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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. October […]

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abstracts for 2016-17 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Michael Kemeny (Stanford) October 7, 2016 Syzygies, scrolls and Hurwitz spaces A famous conjecture of Mark Green predicts a close relationship between the geometry of a curve and the algebraic properties of its coordinate ring. … Continue reading

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stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2016-17

  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, … Continue reading

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abstracts for 2015-16 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Mihnea Popa (Northwestern University) September 25, 2015 Positivity for Hodge modules and geometric applications M. Saito’s theory of Hodge modules provides a powerful generalization of classical Hodge theory that is beginning to find basic applications … Continue reading

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