Fall 2012. Deformation theory.

This semester the reading seminar will study deformation theory via key examples.

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

The seminar will meet on Fridays at 2:40PM-3:45PM in LGRT 1634.

Sep 7. Organizational meeting, 4PM, LGRT 1634.

Sep 14. Jenia Tevelev, UMass.

Sep 21. Paul Hacking, UMass.

Sep 28. Eduardo Cattani, UMass.

Oct 5. David Cox, Amherst College.

Oct 12. Stephen Coughlan, UMass.

Oct 19. Tom Weston, UMass.

Oct 26. No seminar due to AGNES.

Nov 2. Tom Shelly, UMass.

Nov 9. Julie Rana, UMass.

Nov 16. Anna Kazanova, UMass.

Nov 23. No seminar due to Thanksgiving.

Nov 30. Bradley Willocks, UMass.

Dec 7. Nikolay Buskin, UMass.

M. Artin,

(WARNING: pdf was tex'd subsequently and has a lot of typos.)

D. Burns and J. Wahl,

R. Hartshorne,

J. Stevens,

J. Kollár,

M. Schlessinger,

MSRI deformation theory workshop, 2007. lecture notes. videos.

Links to the seminar from previous years.

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

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