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Texas A&M University

Geometry Seminar

Date: November 11, 2019

Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: M. Michalek, MPI Leipzig


Title: Singularities of secant and tangential varieties of Segre-Veronese varieties

Abstract: We will show applications of ideas from statistics to study classical objects in algebraic geometry. A change of coordinates, inspired by computation of cumulants, reveals a toric structure on secant variety of any Segre-Veronese variety. We will show how to exploit this structure to study the singularities.