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abstracts for 2019-20 seminars

(The seminar webpage is here.) Isabel Vogt (Stanford) September 27, 2019 The normal bundle controls the deformation theory of a curve embedded in projective space. In this talk we study the stability of normal bundles of curves in P^3 using … 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 David Jensen (Kentucky) November 2, 2018, 3:15-4:15 pm Linear Systems on General Curves of Fixed Gonality The geometry of an algebraic curve is governed by its … 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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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

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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

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