Author Archives: ravivakil

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

Posted in seminars

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

Posted in seminars

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

Posted in Uncategorized

stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2015-16

  Fridays 3:45-4:45 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

Posted in seminars | Tagged

abstracts for 2014-15 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Jarod Alper (Australian National University) September 26, 2014 Associated forms in classical invariant theory There is an interesting map which assigns to a homogeneous form on of degree with non-vanishing discriminant, a certain form on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2014-15

  Winter and spring Fridays 3:45-4:45 in 383-N Fall:  Fridays 4:30-5:30 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 more … Continue reading

Posted in seminars

abstracts for 2013-14 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Alexei Oblomkov (U Mass Amherst) October 4, 2013 Plane curve singularities, knot homology and Hilbert scheme of points on plane I will present a conjectural formula for the Poincare polynomial of the Hilbert scheme of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

stanford algebraic geometry seminar 2013-14

Fridays 3:15-4:15 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 more information, please contact Jun Li, Zhiyuan Li, or Ravi … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

abstracts for 2012-13 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Zhiyuan Li (Stanford) September 24, 2012 Modular forms and special cubic fourfolds A special cubic fourfold is a smooth cubic hypersurface in containing a rational normal scroll. Brendan Hassett has shown that the sets of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

algebraic geometry notes

The algebraic geometry notes used over the last few years are available here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment