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<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|[http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~xichen// Xi Chen (Alberta)]<br />
|[[#Xi Chen|Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces]]<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~letz// Janina Letz (Utah)]<br />
|[[#Janina Letz|Local to global principles for generation time over commutative rings]]<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o (New Mexico State)<br />
|Asymptotic behavior of invariants of symbolic powers<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|Minimal resolutions of monomial ideals<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|Kevin Tucker (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 30, 3:30pm '''(Monday, unusual date and time!)'''<br />
|[https://pages.uoregon.edu/honigs/ Katrina Honigs (Oregon)]<br />
|TBA<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
| <br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|RESERVED FOR TENSOR DAY<br />
|TBD<br />
|Jose<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|Remy van Dobben de Bruyn (Princeton/IAS)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Botong<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Xi Chen===<br />
'''Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces<br />
'''<br />
<br />
It is conjectured that there are infinitely many rational<br />
curves on every projective K3 surface. A large part of this conjecture<br />
was proved by Jun Li and Christian Liedtke, based on the<br />
characteristic p reduction method proposed by<br />
Bogomolov-Hassett-Tschinkel. They proved that there are infinitely<br />
many rational curves on every projective K3 surface of odd Picard<br />
rank. Over complex numbers, there are a few remaining cases: K3<br />
surfaces of Picard rank two excluding elliptic K3's and K3's with<br />
infinite automorphism groups and K3 surfaces with two particular<br />
Picard lattices of rank four. We have settled these leftover cases and also<br />
generalized the conjecture to the existence of curves of high genus.<br />
This is a joint work with Frank Gounelas and Christian Liedtke.<br />
<br />
===Janina Letz===<br />
'''Local to global principles for generation time over commutative rings<br />
'''<br />
<br />
Abstract: In the derived category of modules over a commutative<br />
noetherian ring a complex $G$ is said to generate a complex $X$ if the<br />
latter can be obtained from the former by taking finitely many summands<br />
and cones. The number of cones needed in this process is the generation<br />
time of $X$. In this talk I will present some local to global type<br />
results for computing this invariant, and also discuss some<br />
applications of these results.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Jonathan Montano===<br />
'''Asymptotic behavior of invariants of symbolic powers '''<br />
<br />
Abstract: The symbolic powers of an ideal is a filtration that encodes important algebraic and geometric information of the ideal and the variety it defines. Despite the importance and great results about symbolic powers, their complete structure is far from being understood. For example, we do not completely understand yet the behavior of the number of generators, regularities, and depths of these ideals. In this talk I will report on resent results in this direction in joint works with Hailong Dao and Luis Núñez-Betancourt.<br />
<br />
===Erika Ordog===<br />
'''Minimal resolutions of monomial ideals'''<br />
<br />
Abstract: The problem of finding minimal free resolutions of monomial<br />
ideals in polynomial rings has been central to commutative<br />
algebra ever since Kaplansky raised the problem in the 1960s and<br />
his student, Diana Taylor, produced the first general<br />
construction in 1966. The ultimate goal along these lines is a<br />
construction of free resolutions that is universal -- that is,<br />
valid for arbitrary monomial ideals -- canonical, combinatorial,<br />
and minimal. This talk describes a solution to the problem<br />
valid in characteristic 0 and almost all positive characteristics.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Kevin Tucker===<br />
'''An Analog of PLT Singularities in Mixed Characteristic'''<br />
<br />
Abstract: In algebraic geometry, singularities are often understood using hyperplane sections. For example, if the singularities of a given hyperplane section are mild, one can ask whether the same holds for the ambient variety. Such inversion of adjunction questions have a fairly satisfactory answer in both equal characteristic zero and p>0, and in this talk we aim to address this problem in mixed characteristic. Using the framework of perfectoid big Cohen-Macaulay algebras, we define a class of singularities satisfying adjunction and inversion of adjunction properties analogous to those for PLT singularities in complex algebraic geometry (or purely F-regular singularities in characteristic p>0). As an application, we obtain a new form of the Briancon-Skoda theorem in mixed characteristic.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18774Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202020-01-24T01:27:25Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|[http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~xichen// Xi Chen (Alberta)]<br />
|[[#Xi Chen|Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces]]<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~letz// Janina Letz (Utah)]<br />
|[[#Janina Letz|Local to global principles for generation time over commutative rings]]<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o (New Mexico State)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|[https://mcfaddin.github.io// Patrick McFaddin (Fordham)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
| <br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|Remy van Dobben de Bruyn (Princeton/IAS)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Botong<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|Katrina Honigs (University of Oregon)<br />
|TBA<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Xi Chen===<br />
'''Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces<br />
'''<br />
<br />
It is conjectured that there are infinitely many rational<br />
curves on every projective K3 surface. A large part of this conjecture<br />
was proved by Jun Li and Christian Liedtke, based on the<br />
characteristic p reduction method proposed by<br />
Bogomolov-Hassett-Tschinkel. They proved that there are infinitely<br />
many rational curves on every projective K3 surface of odd Picard<br />
rank. Over complex numbers, there are a few remaining cases: K3<br />
surfaces of Picard rank two excluding elliptic K3's and K3's with<br />
infinite automorphism groups and K3 surfaces with two particular<br />
Picard lattices of rank four. We have settled these leftover cases and also<br />
generalized the conjecture to the existence of curves of high genus.<br />
This is a joint work with Frank Gounelas and Christian Liedtke.<br />
<br />
===Janina Letz===<br />
'''Local to global principles for generation time over commutative rings<br />
'''<br />
<br />
Abstract: In the derived category of modules over a commutative<br />
noetherian ring a complex $G$ is said to generate a complex $X$ if the<br />
latter can be obtained from the former by taking finitely many summands<br />
and cones. The number of cones needed in this process is the generation<br />
time of $X$. In this talk I will present some local to global type<br />
results for computing this invariant, and also discuss some<br />
applications of these results.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18712Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202020-01-20T18:38:59Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|[http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~xichen// Xi Chen (Alberta)]<br />
|[[#Xi Chen|Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces]]<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~letz// Janina Letz (Utah)]<br />
|Local to global principles for generation time over commutative rings<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o (New Mexico State)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|[https://mcfaddin.github.io// Patrick McFaddin (Fordham)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
| <br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|Remy van Dobben de Bruyn (Princeton/IAS)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Botong<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|Katrina Honigs (University of Oregon)<br />
|TBA<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Xi Chen===<br />
'''Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces<br />
'''<br />
<br />
It is conjectured that there are infinitely many rational<br />
curves on every projective K3 surface. A large part of this conjecture<br />
was proved by Jun Li and Christian Liedtke, based on the<br />
characteristic p reduction method proposed by<br />
Bogomolov-Hassett-Tschinkel. They proved that there are infinitely<br />
many rational curves on every projective K3 surface of odd Picard<br />
rank. Over complex numbers, there are a few remaining cases: K3<br />
surfaces of Picard rank two excluding elliptic K3's and K3's with<br />
infinite automorphism groups and K3 surfaces with two particular<br />
Picard lattices of rank four. We have settled these leftover cases and also<br />
generalized the conjecture to the existence of curves of high genus.<br />
This is a joint work with Frank Gounelas and Christian Liedtke.<br />
<br />
===Janina Letz===<br />
'''Local to global principles for generation time over commutative rings<br />
'''<br />
<br />
Abstract: In the derived category of modules over a commutative<br />
noetherian ring a complex $G$ is said to generate a complex $X$ if the<br />
latter can be obtained from the former by taking finitely many summands<br />
and cones. The number of cones needed in this process is the generation<br />
time of $X$. In this talk I will present some local to global type<br />
results for computing this invariant, and also discuss some<br />
applications of these results.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18711Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202020-01-20T18:38:44Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Janina Letz */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|[http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~xichen// Xi Chen (Alberta)]<br />
|[[#Xi Chen|Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces]]<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~letz// Janina Letz (Utah)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o (New Mexico State)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|[https://mcfaddin.github.io// Patrick McFaddin (Fordham)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
| <br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|Remy van Dobben de Bruyn (Princeton/IAS)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Botong<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|Katrina Honigs (University of Oregon)<br />
|TBA<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Xi Chen===<br />
'''Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces<br />
'''<br />
<br />
It is conjectured that there are infinitely many rational<br />
curves on every projective K3 surface. A large part of this conjecture<br />
was proved by Jun Li and Christian Liedtke, based on the<br />
characteristic p reduction method proposed by<br />
Bogomolov-Hassett-Tschinkel. They proved that there are infinitely<br />
many rational curves on every projective K3 surface of odd Picard<br />
rank. Over complex numbers, there are a few remaining cases: K3<br />
surfaces of Picard rank two excluding elliptic K3's and K3's with<br />
infinite automorphism groups and K3 surfaces with two particular<br />
Picard lattices of rank four. We have settled these leftover cases and also<br />
generalized the conjecture to the existence of curves of high genus.<br />
This is a joint work with Frank Gounelas and Christian Liedtke.<br />
<br />
===Janina Letz===<br />
'''Local to global principles for generation time over commutative rings<br />
'''<br />
<br />
Abstract: In the derived category of modules over a commutative<br />
noetherian ring a complex $G$ is said to generate a complex $X$ if the<br />
latter can be obtained from the former by taking finitely many summands<br />
and cones. The number of cones needed in this process is the generation<br />
time of $X$. In this talk I will present some local to global type<br />
results for computing this invariant, and also discuss some<br />
applications of these results.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18636Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202020-01-15T23:16:19Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|[http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~xichen// Xi Chen (Alberta)]<br />
|[[#Xi Chen|Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces]]<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~letz// Janina Letz (Utah)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o (New Mexico State)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|[https://mcfaddin.github.io// Patrick McFaddin (Fordham)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Xi Chen===<br />
'''Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces<br />
'''<br />
<br />
It is conjectured that there are infinitely many rational<br />
curves on every projective K3 surface. A large part of this conjecture<br />
was proved by Jun Li and Christian Liedtke, based on the<br />
characteristic p reduction method proposed by<br />
Bogomolov-Hassett-Tschinkel. They proved that there are infinitely<br />
many rational curves on every projective K3 surface of odd Picard<br />
rank. Over complex numbers, there are a few remaining cases: K3<br />
surfaces of Picard rank two excluding elliptic K3's and K3's with<br />
infinite automorphism groups and K3 surfaces with two particular<br />
Picard lattices of rank four. We have settled these leftover cases and also<br />
generalized the conjecture to the existence of curves of high genus.<br />
This is a joint work with Frank Gounelas and Christian Liedtke.<br />
<br />
===Janina Letz===<br />
'''Local to global principles for generation time over commutative<br />
rings<br />
'''<br />
<br />
Abstract: In the derived category of modules over a commutative<br />
noetherian ring a complex $G$ is said to generate a complex $X$ if the<br />
latter can be obtained from the former by taking finitely many summands<br />
and cones. The number of cones needed in this process is the generation<br />
time of $X$. In this talk I will present some local to global type<br />
results for computing this invariant, and also discuss some<br />
applications of these results.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18523Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202019-12-05T17:48:18Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|Xi Chen (Alberta)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~letz// Janina Letz (Utah)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o (New Mexico State)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|[https://mcfaddin.github.io// Patrick McFaddin (Fordham)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18522Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202019-12-05T17:41:03Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|Xi Chen (Alberta)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|Janina Letz (Utah)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o (New Mexico State)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|[https://mcfaddin.github.io// Patrick McFaddin (Fordham)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18329Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202019-11-05T17:25:38Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|Xi Chen (Alberta)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|Janina Letz (Utah)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel and Michael B<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=18282Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202019-10-31T14:53:31Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|Xi Chen (Alberta)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael K<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|Janina Letz (Utah)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel and Michael<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2019&diff=18262Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20192019-10-28T00:05:20Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Michael Brown */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235 Van Vleck.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2020 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Fall 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|September 6<br />
|Yuki Matsubara<br />
|[[#Yuki Matsubara|On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections]]<br />
|Dima<br />
|-<br />
|September 13<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 20<br />
|Michael Kemeny<br />
|The geometric syzygy conjecture<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 4<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 11<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 18<br />
|Kevin Tucker (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 25<br />
|Reserved<br />
|<br />
|Dima<br />
|-<br />
|November 1<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Standard Conjecture D for Matrix Factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 8<br />
|Patricia Klein<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|November 15<br />
|Reserved<br />
|TBD<br />
|(Jose)<br />
|-<br />
|November 22<br />
|Daniel Corey<br />
|Topology of moduli spaces of tropical curves with low genus<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 29<br />
| No Seminar<br />
| Thanksgiving Break<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 6<br />
|RESERVED<br />
|<br />
| Reserved (Matroids Day)<br />
|-<br />
|December 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Yuki Matsubara===<br />
'''On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections'''<br />
<br />
We consider the moduli space of logarithmic connections of rank 2<br />
on the projective line minus 5 points with fixed spectral data.<br />
We compute the cohomology of such moduli space, <br />
and this computation will be used to extend the results of <br />
Geometric Langlands correspondence due to D. Arinkin <br />
to the case where the this type of connections have five simple poles on ${\mathbb P}^1$.<br />
<br />
In this talk, I will review the Geometric Langlands Correspondence <br />
in the tamely ramified cases, and after that, <br />
I will explain how the cohomology of above moduli space will be used.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss the asymptotic non-vanishing of syzygies for products of projective spaces, generalizing the monomial methods of Ein-Erman-Lazarsfeld. This provides the first example of how the asymptotic syzygies of a smooth projective variety whose embedding line bundle grows in a semi-ample fashion behave in nuanced and previously unseen ways.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Michael Kemeny===<br />
'''The geometric syzygy conjecture'''<br />
<br />
A famous classical result of M. Green asserts that the ideal sheaf of a canonical curve is generated by quadrics of rank four. Extending this to higher relations, one arrives at the so-called <br />
Geometric Syzygy Conjecture, stating that extremal linear syzygies are spanned by those of the lowest possible rank. This conjecture further provides a geometric interpretation of Green's conjecture <br />
for canonical curves. In this talk, I will outline a proof of the Geometric Syzygy Conjecture in even genus, based on combining a construction of Ein-Lazarsfeld with Voisin's approach to the study of <br />
syzygies of K3 surfaces.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
'''Standard Conjecture D for Matrix Factorizations'''<br />
<br />
In 1968, Grothendieck posed a family of conjectures concerning algebraic cycles called the Standard Conjectures. They have been proven in some special cases, but they remain open in general. In 2011, Marcolli-Tabuada realized two of these conjectures as special cases of more general statements, involving differential graded categories, which they call Noncommutative Standard Conjectures C and D. The goal of this talk is to discuss a proof, joint with Mark Walker, of Noncommutative Standard Conjecture D in a special case which does not fall under the purview of Grothendieck's original conjectures: namely, in the setting of matrix factorizations.<br />
<br />
== Notes ==<br />
Because of exams and/or travel, Daniel is unable to attend seminars on Oct 11, Oct 18, Nov 15, and Dec 13.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2019&diff=18261Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20192019-10-28T00:03:59Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235 Van Vleck.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2020 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Fall 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|September 6<br />
|Yuki Matsubara<br />
|[[#Yuki Matsubara|On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections]]<br />
|Dima<br />
|-<br />
|September 13<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 20<br />
|Michael Kemeny<br />
|The geometric syzygy conjecture<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 4<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 11<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 18<br />
|Kevin Tucker (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 25<br />
|Reserved<br />
|<br />
|Dima<br />
|-<br />
|November 1<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Standard Conjecture D for Matrix Factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 8<br />
|Patricia Klein<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|November 15<br />
|Reserved<br />
|TBD<br />
|(Jose)<br />
|-<br />
|November 22<br />
|Daniel Corey<br />
|Topology of moduli spaces of tropical curves with low genus<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 29<br />
| No Seminar<br />
| Thanksgiving Break<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 6<br />
|RESERVED<br />
|<br />
| Reserved (Matroids Day)<br />
|-<br />
|December 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Yuki Matsubara===<br />
'''On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections'''<br />
<br />
We consider the moduli space of logarithmic connections of rank 2<br />
on the projective line minus 5 points with fixed spectral data.<br />
We compute the cohomology of such moduli space, <br />
and this computation will be used to extend the results of <br />
Geometric Langlands correspondence due to D. Arinkin <br />
to the case where the this type of connections have five simple poles on ${\mathbb P}^1$.<br />
<br />
In this talk, I will review the Geometric Langlands Correspondence <br />
in the tamely ramified cases, and after that, <br />
I will explain how the cohomology of above moduli space will be used.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss the asymptotic non-vanishing of syzygies for products of projective spaces, generalizing the monomial methods of Ein-Erman-Lazarsfeld. This provides the first example of how the asymptotic syzygies of a smooth projective variety whose embedding line bundle grows in a semi-ample fashion behave in nuanced and previously unseen ways.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Michael Kemeny===<br />
'''The geometric syzygy conjecture'''<br />
<br />
A famous classical result of M. Green asserts that the ideal sheaf of a canonical curve is generated by quadrics of rank four. Extending this to higher relations, one arrives at the so-called <br />
Geometric Syzygy Conjecture, stating that extremal linear syzygies are spanned by those of the lowest possible rank. This conjecture further provides a geometric interpretation of Green's conjecture <br />
for canonical curves. In this talk, I will outline a proof of the Geometric Syzygy Conjecture in even genus, based on combining a construction of Ein-Lazarsfeld with Voisin's approach to the study of <br />
syzygies of K3 surfaces.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
'''Standard Conjecture D for Matrix Factorizations'''<br />
<br />
In 1968, Grothendieck posed a family of conjectures concerning algebraic cycles called the Standard Conjectures. They have been proven in some special cases, but they remain open in general. In 2011, Marcolli-Tabuada realized two of these conjectures as special cases of more general statements, involving differential graded categories, which they call Noncommutative Standard Conjectures C and D. The goal of this talk is to discuss a proof, joint with Mark Walker, of Noncommuta<br />
<br />
== Notes ==<br />
Because of exams and/or travel, Daniel is unable to attend seminars on Oct 11, Oct 18, Nov 15, and Dec 13.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2019&diff=18258Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20192019-10-27T22:01:35Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2019 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235 Van Vleck.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2020 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Fall 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|September 6<br />
|Yuki Matsubara<br />
|[[#Yuki Matsubara|On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections]]<br />
|Dima<br />
|-<br />
|September 13<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 20<br />
|Michael Kemeny<br />
|The geometric syzygy conjecture<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 4<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 11<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 18<br />
|Kevin Tucker (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 25<br />
|Reserved<br />
|<br />
|Dima<br />
|-<br />
|November 1<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Standard Conjecture D for Matrix Factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 8<br />
|Patricia Klein<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|November 15<br />
|Reserved<br />
|TBD<br />
|(Jose)<br />
|-<br />
|November 22<br />
|Daniel Corey<br />
|Topology of moduli spaces of tropical curves with low genus<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 29<br />
| No Seminar<br />
| Thanksgiving Break<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 6<br />
|RESERVED<br />
|<br />
| Reserved (Matroids Day)<br />
|-<br />
|December 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Yuki Matsubara===<br />
'''On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections'''<br />
<br />
We consider the moduli space of logarithmic connections of rank 2<br />
on the projective line minus 5 points with fixed spectral data.<br />
We compute the cohomology of such moduli space, <br />
and this computation will be used to extend the results of <br />
Geometric Langlands correspondence due to D. Arinkin <br />
to the case where the this type of connections have five simple poles on ${\mathbb P}^1$.<br />
<br />
In this talk, I will review the Geometric Langlands Correspondence <br />
in the tamely ramified cases, and after that, <br />
I will explain how the cohomology of above moduli space will be used.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss the asymptotic non-vanishing of syzygies for products of projective spaces, generalizing the monomial methods of Ein-Erman-Lazarsfeld. This provides the first example of how the asymptotic syzygies of a smooth projective variety whose embedding line bundle grows in a semi-ample fashion behave in nuanced and previously unseen ways.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Michael Kemeny===<br />
'''The geometric syzygy conjecture'''<br />
<br />
A famous classical result of M. Green asserts that the ideal sheaf of a canonical curve is generated by quadrics of rank four. Extending this to higher relations, one arrives at the so-called <br />
Geometric Syzygy Conjecture, stating that extremal linear syzygies are spanned by those of the lowest possible rank. This conjecture further provides a geometric interpretation of Green's conjecture <br />
for canonical curves. In this talk, I will outline a proof of the Geometric Syzygy Conjecture in even genus, based on combining a construction of Ein-Lazarsfeld with Voisin's approach to the study of <br />
syzygies of K3 surfaces.<br />
<br />
<br />
== Notes ==<br />
Because of exams and/or travel, Daniel is unable to attend seminars on Oct 11, Oct 18, Nov 15, and Dec 13.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2020&diff=17947Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20202019-09-19T15:20:59Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>== Spring 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 24<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 31<br />
|Janina Letz<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel and Michael<br />
|-<br />
|February 7<br />
|Jonathan Monta&#241;o<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 14<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|February 21<br />
|Erika Ordog (Duke)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 28<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 3<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 10<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 17<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|April 24<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 1<br />
|Lazarsfeld Distinguished Lectures<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|May 8<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2019&diff=17793Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20192019-09-09T02:19:39Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2019 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235 Van Vleck.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2020 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Fall 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|September 6<br />
|Yuki Matsubara<br />
|[[#Yuki Matsubara|On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections]]<br />
|Dima<br />
|-<br />
|September 13<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 20<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 27<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 4<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 11<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 18<br />
|Kevin Tucker (UIC)<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 25<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 1<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 8<br />
|Patricia Klein<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 15<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 22<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 29<br />
|<br />
| Thanksgiving Break<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 6<br />
|<br />
|<br />
| Reserved (Matroids Day)<br />
|-<br />
|December 13<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Yuki Matsubara===<br />
'''On the cohomology of the moduli space of parabolic connections'''<br />
<br />
We consider the moduli space of logarithmic connections of rank 2<br />
on the projective line minus 5 points with fixed spectral data.<br />
We compute the cohomology of such moduli space, <br />
and this computation will be used to extend the results of <br />
Geometric Langlands correspondence due to D. Arinkin <br />
to the case where the this type of connections have five simple poles on ${\mathbb P}^1$.<br />
<br />
In this talk, I will review the Geometric Langlands Correspondence <br />
in the tamely ramified cases, and after that, <br />
I will explain how the cohomology of above moduli space will be used.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Semi-Ample Asymptotic Syzygies'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss the asymptotic non-vanishing of syzygies for products of projective spaces, generalizing the monomial methods of Ein-Erman-Lazarsfeld. This provides the first example of how the asymptotic syzygies of a smooth projective variety whose embedding line bundle grows in a semi-ample fashion behave in nuanced and previously unseen ways.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019&diff=17224Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20192019-03-28T02:18:03Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2019 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2018 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Spring 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~smolkin/ Daniel Smolkin (Utah)]<br />
|Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Asymptotic Syzgies for Products of Projective Spaces<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 8 (B135)<br />
|[http://www.mit.edu/~ivogt/ Isabel Vogt (MIT)]<br />
| Low degree points on curves<br />
|Wanlin and Juliette<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Pavlo Pylyavskyy (U. Minn)<br />
|Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|Michael Brown (Wisconsin)<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|[https://math.berkeley.edu/~ceur/ Chris Eur (UC Berkeley)]<br />
|Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|[http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~kopper/ Jay Kopper (UIC)]<br />
|Stable restrictions of vector bundles on projective varieties<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~maxim/Sing19program.html Singularities]<br />
|No regular meeting<br />
|Max<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 5 (at 11:00 in B329)<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ecanton/ Eric Canton (Michigan)]<br />
|Log canonical thresholds, Kahler seminorms, and normalized volume<br />
|Michael<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|[http://www.math.tamu.edu/~ola/ Alexsandra Sobieska (Texas A&amp;M)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~grifo/ Elo&iacute;sa Grifo (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|May 3<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Daniel Smolkin===<br />
'''Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic'''<br />
<br />
The n-th power of an ideal is easy to compute, though difficult to describe geometrically. In contrast, symbolic powers of ideals are difficult to compute while having a natural geometric description. In this talk, I will describe how to compare ordinary and symbolic powers of ideals using the techniques of positive-characteristic commutative algebra, especially in toric rings and Hibi rings. This is based on joint work with Javier Carvajal-Rojas, Janet Page, and Kevin Tucker. Graduate students are encouraged to attend!<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Asymptotic Syzygies for Products of Projective Spaces'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss results describing the asymptotic syzygies of products of projective space, in the vein of the explicit methods of Ein, Erman, and Lazarsfeld’s non-vanishing results on projective space.<br />
<br />
===Isabel Vogt===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Low degree points on curves'''<br />
<br />
In this talk we will discuss an arithmetic analogue of the gonality of a curve over a number field: the smallest positive integer e such that the points of residue degree bounded by e are infinite. By work of Faltings, Harris--Silverman and Abramovich--Harris, it is well-understood when this invariant is 1, 2, or 3; by work of Debarre--Fahlaoui these criteria do not generalize to e at least 4. We will study this invariant using the auxiliary geometry of a surface containing the curve and devote particular attention to scenarios under which we can guarantee that this invariant is actually equal to the gonality . This is joint work with Geoffrey Smith.<br />
<br />
===Pavlo Pylyavskyy===<br />
<br />
'''Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability'''<br />
<br />
T-systems are certain discrete dynamical systems associated with quivers. They appear in several different contexts: quantum affine algebras and Yangians, commuting transfer matrices of vertex models, character theory of quantum groups, analytic Bethe ansatz, Wronskian-Casoratian duality in ODE, gauge/string theories, etc. Periodicity of certain T-systems was the main conjecture in the area until it was proven by Keller in 2013 using cluster categories. In this work we completely classify periodic T-systems, which turn out to consist of 5 infinite families and 4 exceptional cases, only one of the infinite families being known previously. We then proceed to classify T-systems that exhibit two forms of integrability: linearization and zero algebraic entropy. All three classifications rely on reduction of the problem to study of commuting Cartan matrices, either of finite or affine types. The finite type classification was obtained by Stembridge in his study of Kazhdan-Lusztig theory for dihedral groups, the other two classifications are new. This is joint work with Pavel Galashin. <br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. In this talk, I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Chris Eur===<br />
'''Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond'''<br />
<br />
We introduce a certain nef generating set for the Chow ring of the wonderful compactification of a hyperplane arrangement complement. This presentation yields a monomial basis of the Chow ring that admits a geometric and combinatorial interpretation with several applications. Geometrically, one can recover Poincare duality, compute the volume polynomial, and identify a portion of a polyhedral boundary of the nef cone. Combinatorially, one can generalize Postnikov's result on volumes of generalized permutohedra, prove Mason's conjecture on log-concavity of independent sets for certain matroids, and define a new valuative invariant of a matroid that measures its closeness to uniform matroids. This is an on-going joint work with Connor Simpson and Spencer Backman.<br />
<br />
===Jay Kopper===<br />
'''Stable restrictions of vector bundles on projective varieties'''<br />
<br />
Stable vector bundles---and more generally, stable sheaves---play a role in the classification of algebraic vector bundles analogous to that of simple groups in group theory. Recent developments in this subject have extended the notion of stability to the entire derived category of sheaves. This broader perspective can be used to study the classical moduli space. In this talk I will discuss these ideas in the context of restriction theorems: situations in which a stable vector bundle remains stable when restricted to a subvariety. I will conclude with some applications to higher-rank Brill-Noether theory. This is joint work with S. Feyzbakhsh.<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over finite fields, and Random Walks'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a group G in terms of sums over its characters. For evaluating or estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the {\it character ratio}: <br />
<br />
$$<br />
trace(\rho(g))/dim(\rho),<br />
$$<br />
<br />
for an irreducible representation $\rho$ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis and Shahshahani stated a formula of this type for analyzing G-biinvariant random walks on G. It turns out that, for classical groups G over finite fields (which provide most examples of finite simple groups), there is a natural invariant of representations that provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant {\it rank}. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for GLn over finite fields, and apply the results to random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas AM).<br />
<br />
===Eric Canton===<br />
'''Log canonical thresholds, Kahler seminorms, and normalized volume'''<br />
<br />
The log canonical threshold of a closed subscheme Y of an algebraic variety X gives some real number that measures the singularities of Y. This is, in turn, defined in terms of the "amount" of a given divisor that must be inserted to make X\Y a smooth variety relatively compact (i.e. proper) over X; this "amount" goes by the name of the log discrepancy of that divisor on Y. Already, the study of log discrepancies is subtle when X is a complex variety, but without the guarantee of a smooth compactification in positive characteristics, effective results can seem remote. In this talk, I present an approach to effective results in positive characteristics from my thesis. This approach is described in terms of the Berkovich analytic space associated to X, realizing the log discrepancy as a natural seminorm to put on the sheaf of Kahler differentials of X, when X is normal. I'll finish by discussing new directions related to K-stability.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019&diff=17223Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20192019-03-28T02:16:41Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2018 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Spring 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~smolkin/ Daniel Smolkin (Utah)]<br />
|Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Asymptotic Syzgies for Products of Projective Spaces<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 8 (B135)<br />
|[http://www.mit.edu/~ivogt/ Isabel Vogt (MIT)]<br />
| Low degree points on curves<br />
|Wanlin and Juliette<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Pavlo Pylyavskyy (U. Minn)<br />
|Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|Michael Brown (Wisconsin)<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|[https://math.berkeley.edu/~ceur/ Chris Eur (UC Berkeley)]<br />
|Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|[http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~kopper/ Jay Kopper (UIC)]<br />
|Stable restrictions of vector bundles on projective varieties<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~maxim/Sing19program.html Singularities]<br />
|No regular meeting<br />
|Max<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 5 (at 11:00 in B329)<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ecanton/ Eric Canton (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|[http://www.math.tamu.edu/~ola/ Alexsandra Sobieska (Texas A&amp;M)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~grifo/ Elo&iacute;sa Grifo (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|May 3<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Daniel Smolkin===<br />
'''Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic'''<br />
<br />
The n-th power of an ideal is easy to compute, though difficult to describe geometrically. In contrast, symbolic powers of ideals are difficult to compute while having a natural geometric description. In this talk, I will describe how to compare ordinary and symbolic powers of ideals using the techniques of positive-characteristic commutative algebra, especially in toric rings and Hibi rings. This is based on joint work with Javier Carvajal-Rojas, Janet Page, and Kevin Tucker. Graduate students are encouraged to attend!<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Asymptotic Syzygies for Products of Projective Spaces'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss results describing the asymptotic syzygies of products of projective space, in the vein of the explicit methods of Ein, Erman, and Lazarsfeld’s non-vanishing results on projective space.<br />
<br />
===Isabel Vogt===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Low degree points on curves'''<br />
<br />
In this talk we will discuss an arithmetic analogue of the gonality of a curve over a number field: the smallest positive integer e such that the points of residue degree bounded by e are infinite. By work of Faltings, Harris--Silverman and Abramovich--Harris, it is well-understood when this invariant is 1, 2, or 3; by work of Debarre--Fahlaoui these criteria do not generalize to e at least 4. We will study this invariant using the auxiliary geometry of a surface containing the curve and devote particular attention to scenarios under which we can guarantee that this invariant is actually equal to the gonality . This is joint work with Geoffrey Smith.<br />
<br />
===Pavlo Pylyavskyy===<br />
<br />
'''Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability'''<br />
<br />
T-systems are certain discrete dynamical systems associated with quivers. They appear in several different contexts: quantum affine algebras and Yangians, commuting transfer matrices of vertex models, character theory of quantum groups, analytic Bethe ansatz, Wronskian-Casoratian duality in ODE, gauge/string theories, etc. Periodicity of certain T-systems was the main conjecture in the area until it was proven by Keller in 2013 using cluster categories. In this work we completely classify periodic T-systems, which turn out to consist of 5 infinite families and 4 exceptional cases, only one of the infinite families being known previously. We then proceed to classify T-systems that exhibit two forms of integrability: linearization and zero algebraic entropy. All three classifications rely on reduction of the problem to study of commuting Cartan matrices, either of finite or affine types. The finite type classification was obtained by Stembridge in his study of Kazhdan-Lusztig theory for dihedral groups, the other two classifications are new. This is joint work with Pavel Galashin. <br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. In this talk, I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Chris Eur===<br />
'''Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond'''<br />
<br />
We introduce a certain nef generating set for the Chow ring of the wonderful compactification of a hyperplane arrangement complement. This presentation yields a monomial basis of the Chow ring that admits a geometric and combinatorial interpretation with several applications. Geometrically, one can recover Poincare duality, compute the volume polynomial, and identify a portion of a polyhedral boundary of the nef cone. Combinatorially, one can generalize Postnikov's result on volumes of generalized permutohedra, prove Mason's conjecture on log-concavity of independent sets for certain matroids, and define a new valuative invariant of a matroid that measures its closeness to uniform matroids. This is an on-going joint work with Connor Simpson and Spencer Backman.<br />
<br />
===Jay Kopper===<br />
'''Stable restrictions of vector bundles on projective varieties'''<br />
<br />
Stable vector bundles---and more generally, stable sheaves---play a role in the classification of algebraic vector bundles analogous to that of simple groups in group theory. Recent developments in this subject have extended the notion of stability to the entire derived category of sheaves. This broader perspective can be used to study the classical moduli space. In this talk I will discuss these ideas in the context of restriction theorems: situations in which a stable vector bundle remains stable when restricted to a subvariety. I will conclude with some applications to higher-rank Brill-Noether theory. This is joint work with S. Feyzbakhsh.<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over finite fields, and Random Walks'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a group G in terms of sums over its characters. For evaluating or estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the {\it character ratio}: <br />
<br />
$$<br />
trace(\rho(g))/dim(\rho),<br />
$$<br />
<br />
for an irreducible representation $\rho$ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis and Shahshahani stated a formula of this type for analyzing G-biinvariant random walks on G. It turns out that, for classical groups G over finite fields (which provide most examples of finite simple groups), there is a natural invariant of representations that provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant {\it rank}. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for GLn over finite fields, and apply the results to random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas AM).<br />
<br />
===Eric Canton===<br />
'''Log canonical thresholds, Kahler seminorms, and normalized volume'''<br />
<br />
The log canonical threshold of a closed subscheme Y of an algebraic variety X gives some real number that measures the singularities of Y. This is, in turn, defined in terms of the "amount" of a given divisor that must be inserted to make X\Y a smooth variety relatively compact (i.e. proper) over X; this "amount" goes by the name of the log discrepancy of that divisor on Y. Already, the study of log discrepancies is subtle when X is a complex variety, but without the guarantee of a smooth compactification in positive characteristics, effective results can seem remote. In this talk, I present an approach to effective results in positive characteristics from my thesis. This approach is described in terms of the Berkovich analytic space associated to X, realizing the log discrepancy as a natural seminorm to put on the sheaf of Kahler differentials of X, when X is normal. I'll finish by discussing new directions related to K-stability.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=17145Reading Seminar 2018-192019-03-12T19:53:52Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces "http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html"<br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Morrison's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:00-11:45 in B329. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Wendy Cheng<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|David Wagner<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Break<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Asvin Gothandaraman<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5: Examples)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3: Bott periodicity)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Thom isomorphism)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Algebraic K theory, Localization theorem and flag variety.<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
| Juliette Bruce<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|Niudun Wang<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Spring recess<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|NO MEETING <br />
|There is an algebraic geometry seminar talk at this time (and another algebraic geometry seminar at the usual time).<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019&diff=17144Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20192019-03-12T17:00:45Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2019 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2018 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Spring 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~smolkin/ Daniel Smolkin (Utah)]<br />
|Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Asymptotic Syzgies for Products of Projective Spaces<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 8 (B135)<br />
|[http://www.mit.edu/~ivogt/ Isabel Vogt (MIT)]<br />
| Low degree points on curves<br />
|Wanlin and Juliette<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Pavlo Pylyavskyy (U. Minn)<br />
|Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|Michael Brown (Wisconsin)<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|[https://math.berkeley.edu/~ceur/ Chris Eur (UC Berkeley)]<br />
|Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|[http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~kopper/ Jay Kopper (UIC)]<br />
|Stable restrictions of vector bundles on projective varieties<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~maxim/Sing19program.html Singularities]<br />
|No regular meeting<br />
|Max<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|Shamgar Gurevich??<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 5 (at 11:00 in B329)<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ecanton/ Eric Canton (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|[http://www.math.tamu.edu/~ola/ Alexsandra Sobieska (Texas A&amp;M)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~grifo/ Elo&iacute;sa Grifo (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|May 3<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Daniel Smolkin===<br />
'''Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic'''<br />
<br />
The n-th power of an ideal is easy to compute, though difficult to describe geometrically. In contrast, symbolic powers of ideals are difficult to compute while having a natural geometric description. In this talk, I will describe how to compare ordinary and symbolic powers of ideals using the techniques of positive-characteristic commutative algebra, especially in toric rings and Hibi rings. This is based on joint work with Javier Carvajal-Rojas, Janet Page, and Kevin Tucker. Graduate students are encouraged to attend!<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Asymptotic Syzygies for Products of Projective Spaces'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss results describing the asymptotic syzygies of products of projective space, in the vein of the explicit methods of Ein, Erman, and Lazarsfeld’s non-vanishing results on projective space.<br />
<br />
===Isabel Vogt===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Low degree points on curves'''<br />
<br />
In this talk we will discuss an arithmetic analogue of the gonality of a curve over a number field: the smallest positive integer e such that the points of residue degree bounded by e are infinite. By work of Faltings, Harris--Silverman and Abramovich--Harris, it is well-understood when this invariant is 1, 2, or 3; by work of Debarre--Fahlaoui these criteria do not generalize to e at least 4. We will study this invariant using the auxiliary geometry of a surface containing the curve and devote particular attention to scenarios under which we can guarantee that this invariant is actually equal to the gonality . This is joint work with Geoffrey Smith.<br />
<br />
===Pavlo Pylyavskyy===<br />
<br />
'''Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability'''<br />
<br />
T-systems are certain discrete dynamical systems associated with quivers. They appear in several different contexts: quantum affine algebras and Yangians, commuting transfer matrices of vertex models, character theory of quantum groups, analytic Bethe ansatz, Wronskian-Casoratian duality in ODE, gauge/string theories, etc. Periodicity of certain T-systems was the main conjecture in the area until it was proven by Keller in 2013 using cluster categories. In this work we completely classify periodic T-systems, which turn out to consist of 5 infinite families and 4 exceptional cases, only one of the infinite families being known previously. We then proceed to classify T-systems that exhibit two forms of integrability: linearization and zero algebraic entropy. All three classifications rely on reduction of the problem to study of commuting Cartan matrices, either of finite or affine types. The finite type classification was obtained by Stembridge in his study of Kazhdan-Lusztig theory for dihedral groups, the other two classifications are new. This is joint work with Pavel Galashin. <br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. In this talk, I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Chris Eur===<br />
'''Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond'''<br />
<br />
We introduce a certain nef generating set for the Chow ring of the wonderful compactification of a hyperplane arrangement complement. This presentation yields a monomial basis of the Chow ring that admits a geometric and combinatorial interpretation with several applications. Geometrically, one can recover Poincare duality, compute the volume polynomial, and identify a portion of a polyhedral boundary of the nef cone. Combinatorially, one can generalize Postnikov's result on volumes of generalized permutohedra, prove Mason's conjecture on log-concavity of independent sets for certain matroids, and define a new valuative invariant of a matroid that measures its closeness to uniform matroids. This is an on-going joint work with Connor Simpson and Spencer Backman.<br />
<br />
===Jay Kopper===<br />
'''Stable restrictions of vector bundles on projective varieties'''<br />
<br />
Stable vector bundles---and more generally, stable sheaves---play a role in the classification of algebraic vector bundles analogous to that of simple groups in group theory. Recent developments in this subject have extended the notion of stability to the entire derived category of sheaves. This broader perspective can be used to study the classical moduli space. In this talk I will discuss these ideas in the context of restriction theorems: situations in which a stable vector bundle remains stable when restricted to a subvariety. I will conclude with some applications to higher-rank Brill-Noether theory. This is joint work with S. Feyzbakhsh.<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over finite fields, and Random Walks'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a group G in terms of sums over its characters. For evaluating or estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the {\it character ratio}: <br />
<br />
$$<br />
trace(\rho(g))/dim(\rho),<br />
$$<br />
<br />
for an irreducible representation $\rho$ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis and Shahshahani stated a formula of this type for analyzing G-biinvariant random walks on G. It turns out that, for classical groups G over finite fields (which provide most examples of finite simple groups), there is a natural invariant of representations that provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant {\it rank}. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for GLn over finite fields, and apply the results to random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas AM).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019&diff=16890Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20192019-02-10T20:25:45Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2018 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Spring 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~smolkin/ Daniel Smolkin (Utah)]<br />
|Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Asymptotic Syzgies for Products of Projective Spaces<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 8 (B135)<br />
|[http://www.mit.edu/~ivogt/ Isabel Vogt (MIT)]<br />
| Low degree points on curves<br />
|Wanlin and Juliette<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Pavlo Pylyavskyy (U. Minn)<br />
|Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|Michael Brown (Wisconsin)<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|[https://math.berkeley.edu/~ceur/ Chris Eur (UC Berkeley)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Jay Kopper (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|Shamgar Gurevich??<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ecanton/ Eric Canton (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~grifo/ Elo&iacute;sa Grifo (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|May 3<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Daniel Smolkin===<br />
'''Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic'''<br />
<br />
The n-th power of an ideal is easy to compute, though difficult to describe geometrically. In contrast, symbolic powers of ideals are difficult to compute while having a natural geometric description. In this talk, I will describe how to compare ordinary and symbolic powers of ideals using the techniques of positive-characteristic commutative algebra, especially in toric rings and Hibi rings. This is based on joint work with Javier Carvajal-Rojas, Janet Page, and Kevin Tucker. Graduate students are encouraged to attend!<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Asymptotic Syzygies for Products of Projective Spaces'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss results describing the asymptotic syzygies of products of projective space, in the vein of the explicit methods of Ein, Erman, and Lazarsfeld’s non-vanishing results on projective space.<br />
<br />
===Isabel Vogt===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Low degree points on curves'''<br />
<br />
In this talk we will discuss an arithmetic analogue of the gonality of a curve over a number field: the smallest positive integer e such that the points of residue degree bounded by e are infinite. By work of Faltings, Harris--Silverman and Abramovich--Harris, it is well-understood when this invariant is 1, 2, or 3; by work of Debarre--Fahlaoui these criteria do not generalize to e at least 4. We will study this invariant using the auxiliary geometry of a surface containing the curve and devote particular attention to scenarios under which we can guarantee that this invariant is actually equal to the gonality . This is joint work with Geoffrey Smith.<br />
<br />
===Pavlo Pylyavskyy===<br />
<br />
'''Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability'''<br />
<br />
T-systems are certain discrete dynamical systems associated with quivers. They appear in several different contexts: quantum affine algebras and Yangians, commuting transfer matrices of vertex models, character theory of quantum groups, analytic Bethe ansatz, Wronskian-Casoratian duality in ODE, gauge/string theories, etc. Periodicity of certain T-systems was the main conjecture in the area until it was proven by Keller in 2013 using cluster categories. In this work we completely classify periodic T-systems, which turn out to consist of 5 infinite families and 4 exceptional cases, only one of the infinite families being known previously. We then proceed to classify T-systems that exhibit two forms of integrability: linearization and zero algebraic entropy. All three classifications rely on reduction of the problem to study of commuting Cartan matrices, either of finite or affine types. The finite type classification was obtained by Stembridge in his study of Kazhdan-Lusztig theory for dihedral groups, the other two classifications are new. This is joint work with Pavel Galashin. <br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. In this talk, I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over finite fields, and Random Walks'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a group G in terms of sums over its characters. For evaluating or estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the {\it character ratio}: <br />
<br />
$$<br />
trace(\rho(g))/dim(\rho),<br />
$$<br />
<br />
for an irreducible representation $\rho$ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis and Shahshahani stated a formula of this type for analyzing G-biinvariant random walks on G. It turns out that, for classical groups G over finite fields (which provide most examples of finite simple groups), there is a natural invariant of representations that provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant {\it rank}. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for GLn over finite fields, and apply the results to random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas AM).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019&diff=16827Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20192019-02-05T02:44:17Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2019 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2018 | the previous semester]], for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Spring 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~smolkin/ Daniel Smolkin (Utah)]<br />
|Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|Asymptotic Syzgies for Products of Projective Spaces<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|[http://www.mit.edu/~ivogt/ Isabel Vogt (MIT)]<br />
| Low degree points on curves<br />
|Wanlin and Juliette<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Pavlo Pylyavskyy (U. Minn)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|Michael Brown (Wisconsin)<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|Shamgar Gurevich (Wisconsin)<br />
|Harmonic Analysis on GLn over finite fields, and Random Walks<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Jay Kopper (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|[https://math.berkeley.edu/~ceur/ Chris Eur (UC Berkeley)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ecanton/ Eric Canton (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~grifo/ Elo&iacute;sa Grifo (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|May 3<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Daniel Smolkin===<br />
'''Symbolic Powers in Rings of Positive Characteristic'''<br />
<br />
The n-th power of an ideal is easy to compute, though difficult to describe geometrically. In contrast, symbolic powers of ideals are difficult to compute while having a natural geometric description. In this talk, I will describe how to compare ordinary and symbolic powers of ideals using the techniques of positive-characteristic commutative algebra, especially in toric rings and Hibi rings. This is based on joint work with Javier Carvajal-Rojas, Janet Page, and Kevin Tucker. Graduate students are encouraged to attend!<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Asymptotic Syzygies for Products of Projective Spaces'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss results describing the asymptotic syzygies of products of projective space, in the vein of the explicit methods of Ein, Erman, and Lazarsfeld’s non-vanishing results on projective space.<br />
<br />
===Isabel Vogt===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Low degree points on curves'''<br />
<br />
In this talk we will discuss an arithmetic analogue of the gonality of a curve over a number field: the smallest positive integer e such that the points of residue degree bounded by e are infinite. By work of Faltings, Harris--Silverman and Abramovich--Harris, it is well-understood when this invariant is 1, 2, or 3; by work of Debarre--Fahlaoui these criteria do not generalize to e at least 4. We will study this invariant using the auxiliary geometry of a surface containing the curve and devote particular attention to scenarios under which we can guarantee that this invariant is actually equal to the gonality . This is joint work with Geoffrey Smith.<br />
<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over finite fields, and Random Walks'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a group G in terms of sums over its characters. For evaluating or estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the {\it character ratio}: <br />
<br />
$$<br />
trace(\rho(g))/dim(\rho),<br />
$$<br />
<br />
for an irreducible representation $\rho$ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis and Shahshahani stated a formula of this type for analyzing G-biinvariant random walks on G. It turns out that, for classical groups G over finite fields (which provide most examples of finite simple groups), there is a natural invariant of representations that provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant {\it rank}. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for GLn over finite fields, and apply the results to random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas AM).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=16799Reading Seminar 2018-192019-02-01T04:38:53Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces "http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html"<br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:00-11:45 in B329. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Wendy Cheng<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|David Wagner<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Break<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Asvin Gothandaraman<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5: Examples)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3: Bott periodicity)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Thom isomorphism)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Algebraic K theory, Localization theorem and flag variety.<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
| Juliette Bruce<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Niudun Wang<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Spring recess<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=16798Reading Seminar 2018-192019-02-01T04:38:15Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Time and Location */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces "http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html"<br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:00-11:45 in B329. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Wendy Cheng<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|David Wagner<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Break<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Asvin Gothandaraman<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5: Examples)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3: Bott periodicity)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Thom isomorphism)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Algebraic K theory, Localization theorem and flag variety.<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
| Juliette Bruce<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Niudun Wang<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Spring recess<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=16757Reading Seminar 2018-192019-01-28T23:02:43Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces "http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html"<br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35 in B325. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Wendy Cheng<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|David Wagner<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Break<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Asvin Gothandaraman<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5: Examples)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3: Bott periodicity)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Thom isomorphism)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Algebraic K theory, Localization theorem and flag variety.<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
| Juliette Bruce<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Niudun Wang<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Spring recess<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=16700Reading Seminar 2018-192019-01-24T01:38:15Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces "http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html"<br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35 in B325. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Wendy Cheng<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|David Wagner<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Break<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Asvin Gothandaraman<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5: Examples)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3: Bott periodicity)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Thom isomorphism)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Algebraic K theory, Localization theorem and flag variety.<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
| Juliette Bruce<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Niudun Wang<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Spring recess<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019&diff=16541Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20192018-12-07T19:00:43Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2019 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2018 | the previous semester]] and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2019 | the next semester]]<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Spring 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~smolkin/ Daniel Smolkin (Utah)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|Reserved<br />
|TBD<br />
|Wanlin and Juliette<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Jay Kopper (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|[https://math.berkeley.edu/~ceur/ Chris Eur (UC Berkeley)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~grifo/ Elo&iacute;sa Grifo (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|May 3<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019&diff=16533Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 20192018-12-06T02:07:17Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Spring 2019 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2018 | the previous semester]] and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2019 | the next semester]]<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
<br />
== Spring 2019 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|[http://www.math.utah.edu/~smolkin/ Daniel Smolkin (Utah)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|Juliette Bruce<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|Reserved<br />
|TBD<br />
|Wanlin and Juliette<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local speaker needed (no hotels)<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Jay Kopper (UIC)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|[https://math.berkeley.edu/~ceur/ Chris Eur (UC Berkeley)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~grifo/ Elo&iacute;sa Grifo (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|April 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|May 3<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16532Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-12-06T02:06:32Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Michael Brown */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation.<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.<br />
<br />
===Rohit Nagpal===<br />
'''Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation'''<br />
<br />
We will show that the Steinberg modules for the general linear groups form a Koszul monoid in an appropriate symmetric monoidal category. Using this we will find bounds on the codimension-one cohomology of level-3 congruence subgroups. This Koszulness result can also be used to show Ash--Putman--Sam homological vanishing theorem for the Steinberg representations. This is a joint work with Jeremy Miller and Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===John Wiltshire-Gordon===<br />
'''Computing with FI-modules'''<br />
<br />
We explain what an FI-module is, giving examples in algebra and combinatorics, and show how to compute with an FI-module. We then demonstrate a new result about FI-modules that is joint work with Peter Patzt.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16531Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-12-06T02:06:05Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation.<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.<br />
<br />
===Rohit Nagpal===<br />
'''Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation'''<br />
<br />
We will show that the Steinberg modules for the general linear groups form a Koszul monoid in an appropriate symmetric monoidal category. Using this we will find bounds on the codimension-one cohomology of level-3 congruence subgroups. This Koszulness result can also be used to show Ash--Putman--Sam homological vanishing theorem for the Steinberg representations. This is a joint work with Jeremy Miller and Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===John Wiltshire-Gordon===<br />
'''Computing with FI-modules'''<br />
<br />
We explain what an FI-module is, giving examples in algebra and combinatorics, and show how to compute with an FI-module. We then demonstrate a new result about FI-modules that is joint work with Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16530Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-12-06T02:05:24Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation.<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.<br />
<br />
===Rohit Nagpal===<br />
'''Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation'''<br />
<br />
We will show that the Steinberg modules for the general linear groups form a Koszul monoid in an appropriate symmetric monoidal category. Using this we will find bounds on the codimension-one cohomology of level-3 congruence subgroups. This Koszulness result can also be used to show Ash--Putman--Sam homological vanishing theorem for the Steinberg representations. This is a joint work with Jeremy Miller and Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===John Wiltshire-Gordon===<br />
'''Computing with FI-modules'''<br />
<br />
We explain what an FI-module is, giving examples in algebra and combinatorics, and show how to compute with an FI-module. We then demonstrate a new result about FI-modules that is joint work with Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16529Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-12-06T02:04:55Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation.<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.<br />
<br />
===Rohit Nagpal===<br />
'''Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation'''<br />
<br />
We will show that the Steinberg modules for the general linear groups form a Koszul monoid in an appropriate symmetric monoidal category. Using this we will find bounds on the codimension-one cohomology of level-3 congruence subgroups. This Koszulness result can also be used to show Ash--Putman--Sam homological vanishing theorem for the Steinberg representations. This is a joint work with Jeremy Miller and Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===John Wiltshire-Gordon===<br />
'''Computing with FI-modules'''<br />
<br />
We explain what an FI-module is, giving examples in algebra and combinatorics, and show how to compute with an FI-module. We then demonstrate a new result about FI-modules that is joint work with Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16372Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-11-11T01:36:04Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Michael Brown */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation.<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.<br />
<br />
===Rohit Nagpal===<br />
'''Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation'''<br />
<br />
We will show that the Steinberg modules for the general linear groups form a Koszul monoid in an appropriate symmetric monoidal category. Using this we will find bounds on the codimension-one cohomology of level-3 congruence subgroups. This Koszulness result can also be used to show Ash--Putman--Sam homological vanishing theorem for the Steinberg representations. This is a joint work with Jeremy Miller and Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16364Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-11-09T17:14:00Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation.<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.<br />
<br />
===Rohit Nagpal===<br />
'''Finiteness properties of the Steinberg representation'''<br />
<br />
We will show that the Steinberg modules for the general linear groups form a Koszul monoid in an appropriate symmetric monoidal category. Using this we will find bounds on the codimension-one cohomology of level-3 congruence subgroups. This Koszulness result can also be used to show Ash--Putman--Sam homological vanishing theorem for the Steinberg representations. This is a joint work with Jeremy Miller and Peter Patzt.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. In this talk, I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16355Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-11-07T15:35:17Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.<br />
<br />
===Michael Brown===<br />
<br />
'''Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
This is joint work with Mark Walker. Classical algebraic Chern-Weil theory provides a formula for the Chern character of a projective module P over a commutative ring in terms of a connection on P. In this talk, I will discuss an analogous formula for the Chern character of a matrix factorization. Along the way, I will provide background on matrix factorizations, and also on classical Chern-Weil theory.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=16354Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-11-07T15:33:06Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]], [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2019 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]].<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)<br />
|Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology<br />
|Andrei<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Andrei Caldararu<br />
|Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|Conjecture D for matrix factorizations<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|Modified quantum difference Toda systems<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|[https://juliettebruce.github.io Juliette Bruce]<br />
|Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|[http://sites.nd.edu/b-taji/ Behrouz Taji] (Notre Dame)<br />
|Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds<br />
|Botong Wang<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rohitna/ Rohit Nagpal (Michigan)]<br />
|TBD<br />
|John WG<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|No Seminar<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|John Wiltshire-Gordon<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Chern-Weil theory for matrix factorizations<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|TBD (this date is now open again!)<br />
|TBD<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
===Akhil Mathew===<br />
<br />
'''Title: Kaledin's noncommutative degeneration theorem and topological Hochschild homology'''<br />
<br />
For a smooth proper variety over a field of characteristic<br />
zero, the Hodge-to-de Rham spectral sequence (relating the cohomology<br />
of differential forms to de Rham cohomology) is well-known to<br />
degenerate, via Hodge theory. A "noncommutative" version of this<br />
theorem has been proved by Kaledin for smooth proper dg categories<br />
over a field of characteristic zero, based on the technique of<br />
reduction mod p. I will describe a short proof of this theorem using<br />
the theory of topological Hochschild homology, which provides a<br />
canonical one-parameter deformation of Hochschild homology in<br />
characteristic p.<br />
<br />
===Andrei Caldararu===<br />
'''Categorical Gromov-Witten invariants beyond genus 1'''<br />
<br />
In a seminal work from 2005 Kevin Costello defined numerical invariants associated to a <br />
Calabi-Yau A-infinity category. These invariants are supposed to generalize the classical<br />
Gromov-Witten invariants (counting curves in a target symplectic manifold) when the category<br />
is taken to be the Fukaya category. In my talk I shall describe some of the ideas involved in Costello's<br />
approach and recent progress (with Junwu Tu) on extending computations of these invariants<br />
past genus 1.<br />
<br />
===Mark Walker===<br />
'''Conjecture D for matrix factorizations'''<br />
<br />
Matrix factorizations form a dg category whose associated homotopy category is equivalent to the stable category of maximum Cohen-Macaulay modules over a hypersurface ring. In the isolated singularity case, the dg category of matrix factorizations is "smooth" and "proper" --- non-commutative analogues of the same-named properties of algebraic varieties. In general, for any smooth and proper dg category, there exist non-commutative analogues of Grothendieck's Standard Conjectures for cycles on smooth and projective varieties. In particular, the non-commutative version of Standard Conjecture D predicts that numerical equivalence and homological equivalence coincide for such a dg category. Recently, Michael Brown and I have proven the non-commutative analogue of Conjecture D for the category of matrix factorizations of an isolated singularity over a field of characteristic 0. In this talk, I will describe our theorem in more detail and give a sense of its proof.<br />
<br />
===Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk===<br />
'''Modified quantum difference Toda systems'''<br />
<br />
The q-version of a Toda system associated with any Lie algebra was introduced independently by Etingof and Sevostyanov in 1999. In this talk, we shall discuss the generalization of this construction which naturally produces a family of 3^{rk(g)-1} similar integrable systems. One of the key ingredients in the proof is played by the fermionic formula for the J-factors (defined as pairing of two Whittaker vectors in Verma modules), due to Feigin-Feigin-Jimbo-Miwa-Mukhin. In types A and C, our construction admits an alternative presentation via local Lax matrices, similar to the classical construction of Faddeev-Takhtajan for the classical type A Toda system. Finally, we shall discuss the geometric interpretation of Whittaker vectors in type A. <br />
<br />
This talk is based on the joint work with M. Finkelberg and R. Gonin.<br />
<br />
===Juliette Bruce===<br />
'''Covering Abelian Varieties and Effective Bertini'''<br />
<br />
I will discuss recent work showing that every abelian variety is covered by a Jacobian whose dimension is bounded. This is joint with Wanlin Li.<br />
<br />
===Behrouz Taji===<br />
<br />
'''Remarks on the Kodaira dimension of base spaces of families of manifolds'''<br />
<br />
A conjecture of Shafarevich and Viehweg predicted that <br />
a family of smooth projective manifolds with good minimal models<br />
have (log-)general type base spaces, if the family has maximal variation.<br />
Generalizing this problem, Kebekus and Kovács conjectured that the <br />
Kodaira dimension of base spaces of such manifolds should <br />
define an upper bound for the variation in the family, even if the variation <br />
is not maximal. My aim in this talk is to discuss a strategy to solve this problem.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=16346Reading Seminar 2018-192018-11-05T22:14:39Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces "http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html"<br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35 in B325. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Wendy Cheng<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|David Wagner<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Break<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Asvin Gothandaraman<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Section 2.3, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6 (Section 2.6)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7 (Section 2.7, up to the Thom Isomorphism Theorem. You'll need to double back and say a few words about equivariant K-theory, from Section 2.4 (which we skipped)).<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
| Juliette Bruce<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Niudun Wang<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Spring recess<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=16345Reading Seminar 2018-192018-11-05T22:14:09Z<p>Mkbrown5: </p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces "http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html"<br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35 in B325. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|Brandon Boggess<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mao Li<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Wendy Cheng<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|David Wagner<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|No Meeting<br />
|Break<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|Asvin Gothandaraman<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 25<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Section 2.3, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6 (Section 2.6)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7 (Section 2.7, up to the Thom Isomorphism Theorem. You'll need to double back and say a few words about equivariant K-theory, from Section 2.4 (which we skipped).<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
| Juliette Bruce<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|Niudun Wang<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Spring recess<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too).</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=15818Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-09-01T20:50:27Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]].<br />
<!--, [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]]. --><br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings and Stillman's Conjecture<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Yale)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Paul Terwilliger<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=15772Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-08-27T02:23:05Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]].<br />
<!--, [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]]. --><br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings and Stillman's Conjecture<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=15771Reading Seminar 2018-192018-08-26T23:13:06Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup Beauville<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 29<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Section 2.3, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6 (Section 2.6)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7 (Section 2.7, up to the Thom Isomorphism Theorem)<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help many of the speakers.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=15769Reading Seminar 2018-192018-08-26T21:21:31Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup Beauville<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 29<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Section 2.3, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6 (Section 2.7, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7 (Section 2.7, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help many of the speakers.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=15768Reading Seminar 2018-192018-08-26T21:13:24Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup Beauville<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 29<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Section 2.3, Part 2 + Section 2.4)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6 (Section 2.7, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7 (Section 2.7, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help many of the speakers.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=15767Reading Seminar 2018-192018-08-26T20:54:21Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup Beauville<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 29<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Section 2.3, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6 (Section 2.7, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7 (Section 2.7, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help many of the speakers.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=15766Reading Seminar 2018-192018-08-26T20:50:19Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup Beauville<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Atiyah 1 (Section 2.1) <br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.4)<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 29<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5 (Section 2.3, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6 (Section 2.7, Part 1)<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7 (Section 2.7, Part 2)<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help many of the speakers.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=15765Reading Seminar 2018-192018-08-26T20:30:16Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Overview */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup Beauville<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 1<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 2<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 3<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 29<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 4<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|}<br />
<br />
==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
<br />
<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help many of the speakers.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Reading_Seminar_2018-19&diff=15764Reading Seminar 2018-192018-08-26T17:15:48Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>==Overview==<br />
My (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc. I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures. My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces"; Atiyah's "K-theory"; and Harris and Morrison's "Moduli of Curves". We would do about 6-8 lectures on each. This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin. Anyways, it's an experiment!<br />
<br />
Some notes:<br />
<ul><br />
<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Mumford's book. Thanks!</li><br />
<li>I left some "Makeup" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates. But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li><br />
</ul><br />
<br />
We are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar. If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.<br />
<br />
==Time and Location==<br />
Talks will be on Fridays from 11:45-12:35. This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|Beauville I<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|Beauville II<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville II and III<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville III<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|Beauville IV<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|??<br />
|Beauville V and VI<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Dan Corey<br />
|Beauville VII and VIII<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup Beauville<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 1<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 2<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 3<br />
|-<br />
|SEMESETER BREAK<br />
|No meetings<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|January 29<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 4<br />
|-<br />
|February 1<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 5<br />
|-<br />
|February 8<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 6<br />
|-<br />
|February 15<br />
|??<br />
|Atiyah 7<br />
|-<br />
|February 22<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|-<br />
|March 1<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 1<br />
|-<br />
|March 8<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 2<br />
|-<br />
|March 15<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 3<br />
|-<br />
|March 22<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 4<br />
|-<br />
|March 29<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 5<br />
|-<br />
|April 5<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 6<br />
|-<br />
|April 12<br />
|??<br />
|Moduli 7<br />
|-<br />
|April 19<br />
|??<br />
|Makeup<br />
|}<br />
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==How to plan your talk==<br />
One key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read. Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask: What is the main idea in this section? It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example. But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.<br />
<br />
You will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter. This is a good thing! The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.<br />
<br />
Also, make sure to give clear examples.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Feedback on talks==<br />
One of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks. Here is our plan:<br />
<br />
<li> Feedback session: This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week’s speaker. Comments will be friendly and constructive. A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li><br />
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<li> Partner: We assign a “partner” each week (usually the previous week's speaker). The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:<br />
<ol> Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol><br />
<ol> Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol><br />
The partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.<br />
</li><br />
<br />
This is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help many of the speakers.</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=15760Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-08-24T15:07:37Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
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<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]].<br />
<!--, [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]]. --><br />
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==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
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== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
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{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings and Stillman's Conjecture<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|Topological K-theory of twisted perfect complexes on Deligne-Mumford stacks<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=15759Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-08-24T15:06:20Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
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<div>The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in room B235.<br />
<br />
Here is the schedule for [[Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the previous semester]].<br />
<!--, [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2018 | the next semester]], and for [[Algebraic Geometry Seminar | this semester]]. --><br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|Daniel Erman<br />
|Big Polynomial Rings and Stillman's Conjecture<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|TBD<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Michael and Daniel<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|Jose Rodriguez (Wisconsin)<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|Wanlin Li<br />
|TBD<br />
|Local<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|-Michael Brown<br />
|-Topological $K$-theory of twisted perfect complexes on Deligne-Mumford stacks<br />
|-Local<br />
|-<br />
|December 14<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-TBD<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=15680Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-08-07T16:32:43Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
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<div>==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|TBA<br />
|Daniel and Michael<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2018&diff=15679Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20182018-08-07T15:30:20Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Fall 2018 Schedule */</p>
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<div>==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
<br />
<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== Fall 2018 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | host(s) <br />
<br />
|-<br />
|September 7<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 14<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 21<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 28<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 5<br />
|Mark Walker (Nebraska)<br />
|TBA<br />
|Michael<br />
|-<br />
|October 12<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 19<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|October 26<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 2<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 9<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 16<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 23<br />
|NO MEETING<br />
|Thanksgiving<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|November 30<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|December 7<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Abelian_Varieties_2018&diff=14864Abelian Varieties 20182018-01-26T00:31:31Z<p>Mkbrown5: /* Talk Schedule */</p>
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<div>== Overview ==<br />
This reading seminar will cover Kempf's "Complex Abelian Varieties and Theta Functions" book. Talks will be Mondays, 4:00-4:50 in Room B139.<br />
<br />
We can try to cover Chapters 1-7 and Chapter 11 and maybe some topics from the other chapters of Birkenhake and Lange's "Complex Abelian Varieties" as time permits.<br />
<br />
== Talk Schedule ==<br />
The following schedule might be adjusted as we go, depending on whether it seems too fast or not.<br />
<br />
Here is the [[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/TOC.pdf Table of Contents]] of Kempf's book.<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | sections<br />
<br />
|-<br />
|February 5<br />
|Rachel Davis<br />
|1.1-1.3<br />
|-<br />
|February 12<br />
|Soumya Sankar<br />
|1.4-1.5<br />
|-<br />
|February 19<br />
|Michael Brown<br />
|2.1-2.2<br />
|-<br />
|February 26<br />
|TBD<br />
|2.3-2.4<br />
|-<br />
|March 5<br />
|TBD<br />
|3.1-3.3<br />
|-<br />
|March 12<br />
|TBD<br />
|3.4-3.6<br />
|-<br />
|March 19<br />
|TBD<br />
|4<br />
|-<br />
|March 26<br />
|No meeting<br />
|Spring Break<br />
|-<br />
|April 2<br />
|TBD<br />
|5.1-5.3<br />
|-<br />
|April 9<br />
|TBD<br />
|5.3-5.5<br />
|-<br />
|April 16<br />
|TBD<br />
|6<br />
|-<br />
|April 23<br />
|TBD<br />
|7<br />
|-<br />
|April 30<br />
|TBD<br />
|11<br />
|-<br />
|May 7<br />
|TBD<br />
|???<br />
|-<br />
|}</div>Mkbrown5