Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2015

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The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in Van Vleck B135.

The schedule for the previous semester is here.

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Fall 2014 Schedule

date speaker title host(s)
February 20 Jordan Ellenberg (Wisconsin) Furstenberg sets and Furstenberg schemes over finite fields I invited myself
February 27 Botong Wang (Notre Dame) TBD Max
March 6 Matt Satriano (Johns Hopkins) TBD Max
March 13 Jose Rodriguez (Notre Dame) TBD Daniel

Abstracts

Jordan Ellenberg

Furstenberg sets and Furstenberg schemes over finite fields (joint work with Daniel Erman)

We prove a theorem of Kakeya type for the intersection of subsets of n-space over a finite field with k-planes. Let S be a subset of F_q^n with the "k-plane Furstenberg property": for every k-plane V, there is a k-plane W parallel to V which intersects S in at least q^c points. We prove that such a set has size at least a constant multiple of q^{cn/k}. The novelty is the method; we prove that the theorem holds, not only for subsets of the plane, but arbitrary 0-dimensional subschemes, and reduce the problem by Grobner methods to a simpler one about G_m-invariant subschemes supported at a point. The talk will not assume that everyone in the room is an algebraic geometer.

Jose Rodriguez

TBA