## Curves Seminar - Eric Han (Queen's University)

### Thursday, August 30th, 2018

**Time:** 1:30-2:30 p.m ** Place:** Jeffery Hall 422

**Speaker:** Eric Han (Queen's University)

**Title:** The Hilbert Scheme of points on a surface and a related combinatorial problem

**Abstract:** We will introduce the idea of a Hilbert scheme, and in particular the Hilbert scheme of points on a surface. We will also briefly discuss a problem about the ‘limits of multiple points’, which is most properly expressed as the closure of a certain locus in the Hilbert scheme of points.