Graduate Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2017

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Fridays 12:00-1:00 pm, 901VV

Note: no meeting Friday, November 2. But there is a whole conference for you to go to starting on Saturday.

The purpose of this seminar is to have a talk on each week by a graduate student to help orient ourselves for the Algebraic Geometry Seminar talk on the following Friday. These talks should be aimed at beginning graduate students, and could try to explain some of the background, terminology, and ideas for the grown-up AG talk that week, or can be about whatever you have been thinking about recently.

Give a talk!

We need volunteers to give talks this semester. If you're interested contact David. Beginning graduate students are particularly encouraged to give a talk, since it's a great way to get your feet wet with the material.

Fall 2012 Semester

Date Speaker Title (click to see abstract)
September 26 (Wed.) Ed Dewey My First Stack
October 4 (Thurs.) Vladimir Sotirov A motivation for schemes: what are "zero-loci of functions"?
October 12 (Fri.) Jeff Poskin TBD
October 19 (Fri.) Ed Dewey 27 Lines
October 26 (Fri.) Nathan Clement TBD
October 33 (Fri.) Marci Hablicsek TBD
November 9 (Fri.) Ahmet Kabakulak TBD
November 16 (Fri.) Jeff Poskin TBD
November 28 (Wed.) Daniel Ross TBD
December 5 (Wed.) Lalit Jain TBD

September 26

Edward Dewey
Title: My First Stack

Abstract: Is the moduli space of genus g curves a Deligne Mumford stack? Yes.

October 3

Jeff Poskin
Title: Rocking Out with Toric Varieties

Abstract: TBD

October 10

David Dynerman
Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD

October 19

Ed Dewey
Title: 27 Lines

Abstract: We'll show that every smooth cubic surface in 3-D over an algebraically closed field has exactly 27 lines. The argument will involve fun stuff like moduli spaces and deformation theory.

October 24

Mimansa Vahia
Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD

October 31

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD


Lalit Jain
Title: We Don't Need No Stinking Scheme

Abstract: Following Mumford, we'll compute the Picard group of the (non-existent) moduli space of elliptic curves.