Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Curves Seminar


Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m Place: Jeffery Hall 319

Speaker: Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Title: An overview of Brill-Noether theory.

Abstract: The object of Brill-Noether theory is to answer the question : which $g^{r}_{d}$’s can a generic curve of genus $g$ have?

The relevance to Green’s conjecture is that this then allows us to compute the Clifford index of a generic curve of genus $g$.

The lecture will be an overview of Brill-Noether theory, including a sketch of the main lines of argument.