Columbia Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Spring 2005

The Columbia Algebraic Geometry Seminar takes place on Friday afternoons. All are welcome.

We are experimenting with a new format this year, with fewer seminar dates but several talks on each date.

Schedule of upcoming talks

Click on the title of a talk for the abstract (if available).

Friday, January 28 in 520 Mathematics (printable poster is here):

2 pm Izzet Coskun MIT Characteristic numbers via degenerations
3:30 pm Anders Buch Aarhus Quantum cohomology of isotropic Grassmannians
5 pm Carel Faber KTH/Johns Hopkins Cohomology of local systems on moduli spaces of curves and of abelian varieties

Friday, February 25 in 520 Mathematics:

2 pm Julius Ross Columbia Stability of projective varieties
3:30 pm Gang Tian Princeton Geometry of K-stability

Friday, March 25 in 520 Mathematics:

2 pm Valentina Kiritchenko Stony Brook Chern classes for reductive groups
3:30 pm Samuel Grushevsky Princeton A_6 is of general type
5 pm Damiano Testa MIT The Severi problem for rational curves on del Pezzo surfaces

Friday, April 15 in 520 Mathematics:

2 pm Hans Georg Freiermuth Columbia On compactifications of the space of framed vector bundles on the projective plane
3:30 pm Igor Krichever Columbia Characterizing Jacobians via integrable equations
5 pm Johan Martens Columbia Instanton counting and nonabelian localization

Wednesday, April 27 at 4 pm in 507 Mathematics (note unusual date, time, and place):

4 pm Ravi Vakil Stanford Murphy's Law in algebraic geometry: Badly-behaved deformation spaces

The AMS 2005 Summer Research Institute in Algebraic Geometry will take place in Seattle, July 25 to August 12, 2005. Here is the schedule of talks.
Schedules from the past: Fall 1997 - Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004

This page is maintained by Michael Thaddeus and was shamelessly, indirectly copied from Pasha Belorousski.

Other, equally shameless thefts: the Harvard/MIT Algebraic Geometry Seminar, the Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar, the Brown University Geometry Seminar, the Geometry, Representation theory, and Moduli Seminar at Princeton, the Utah Number Theory Seminar, the Toronto Number Theory/Representation Theory Seminar, the Colloquium and the Arithmetic, Combinatorics, and Topology Seminars at the University of Michigan, the Algebraic Geometry Seminar at the University of British Columbia, the Seminar on Topics in Arithmetic Geometry, Etc. and the Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar at MIT, the University of Connecticut Math Club, and the Utrecht Geometry and Topology Seminar. Also note the suspiciously colored background of the Aarhus Algebra Seminar and the Queen's Algebraic Geometry Seminar.