Spring 2018. Topics in algebraic geometry

This semester the reading seminar will study various topics in algebraic geometry. Each speaker will present a paper they are reading for their own research projects which is of general interest to algebraic geometers.

The seminar will consist of talks by faculty followed by talks by graduate students. We will attempt to make the seminar accessible to everyone.

The seminar will meet on Friday afternoons, 2:30--3:30PM in LGRT 1234.

1/26. Organizational meeting, 3:30PM, LGRT 1530.

2/9. Paul Hacking.

2/16. Luca Schaffler.

2/23. Jenia Tevelev.

J. Nicaise and E. Shinder,

M. Kontsevich and Y. Tschinkel,

3/2. Arie Stern Gonzalez.

3/9. Jennifer Li.

3/16. No seminar (Spring break).

3/23. Sebastian Torres.

3/30. Angelica Simonetti.

4/6. Shelby Cox.

4/13. No seminar due to AGNES.

4/20. Gregory McGrath.

4/27. Eyal Markman.

Links to the seminar from previous semesters.

Surface singularities, Fall 2017

Birational geometry, Spring 2017.

Algebraic surfaces, Fall 2016.

Fano varieties, Fall 2015

The Hitchin system, character varieties, and related topics, Spring 2015

Holomorphic symplectic varieties and Hyperkahler manifolds, Fall 2014

Syzygies, Spring 2014

Toric varieties, Fall 2013

Derived categories in algebraic geometry, Spring 2013

Deformation theory, Fall 2012

Curves, K3 surfaces, and Fano 3-folds, Spring 2012

Topics in algebraic geometry, Fall 2011

Surfaces of general type, Spring 2011

Algebraic surfaces, Fall 2010.

Stability conditions on derived categories and wall crossing, Spring 2010

Mirror symmetry and tropical geometry, Fall 2009

Deformation theory, Fall 2008

Green's Conjectures, Spring 2008

Bridgeland Stability, Fall 2007.

Minimal Model Program, Spring 2007

Commutative Algebra and Polyhedra Seminar, Spring 2006.

Geometry and Algebra of Polyhedra Seminar, Fall 2005.

Commutative Algebra Seminar, 2004-2005