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Events for 01/15/2019 from all calendars

Student/Postdoc Working Geometry Seminar

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Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: CJ Bott, TAMU

Title: Mukai I

Abstract: Over the semester we will work through Mukai's book An introduction to invariants and moduli. Translated from the 1998 and 2000 Japanese editions by W. M. Oxbury. Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics, 81. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003. xx+503 pp. ISBN: 0-521-80906-1

Colloquium - Emily Witt

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Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: BLOC 220

Speaker: Emily Witt, University of Kansas


Title: Breaking local cohomology into understandable pieces
Abstract: Introduced by Grothendieck, local cohomology modules are intrinsically algebraic objects. However, since they also encode geometric and topological information, these useful tools have wide-ranging applications. Unfortunately, theses modules are typically very large (e.g., not finitely generated), and can be difficult to characterize. For instance, it can even be difficult to decide whether or not a local cohomology module is zero! In this talk, we will discuss new ways of understanding local cohomology, with techniques coming from diverse mathematical areas, e.g., involving differential operators and invariant theory.