Algebraic Geometry Seminar Spring 2013
The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in Van Vleck B215.
The schedule for the previous semester is here.
|January 25||Anatoly Libgober (UIC)||Albanese varieties of cyclic covers of plane, abelian varieties of CM type and orbifold pencils||Laurentiu|
|February 1||Laurentiu Maxim (University of Wisconsin-Madison)||Intersection spaces, perverse sheaves and type IIB string theory||local|
|March 1||Alexander Polishchuk (University of Oregon)||TBA||Dima|
|March 15||Xue Hang (Columbia)||TBA||Tonghai|
Albanese varieties of cyclic covers of plane, abelian varieties of CM type and orbifold pencils
I'll describe the relation between Alexander modules of plane algebraic curves and maps of their complements onto orbifolds. A key step is a description of the Albanese variety of cyclic covers of the plane in terms of abelian varieties of CM type.