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Curves Seminar

Curves Seminar - Gregory G. Smith (Queen's University)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

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

Speaker: Gregory G. Smith (Queen's University)

Title: Green-Lazarsfeld nonvanishing.

Abstract: By exploiting vector bundle techniques for Koszul cohomology, we see how non-trivial geometry leads to non-trivial syzygies.  In particular, this establishes one part of Green’s conjecture.

Curves Seminar - Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m Place: Jeffery Hall 319

Speaker: Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Title: Special linear series, the Clifford index, and Green’s conjecture.

Abstract: We will introduce the ideas of linear series, and special linear series on a curve, the notation $g^{r}_{d}$, Clifford’s theorem on special linear series, and state Green’s conjecture for canonically embedded curves.

Curves Seminar - Gregory G. Smith (Queen's University)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

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

Speaker: Gregory G. Smith (Queen's University)

Title: Patterns in the Betti tables.

Abstract: We will examine some of the numerical restrictions on the Betti numbers appearing in the minimal free resolution of the homogeneous coordinate ring of a canonical curve. We will also highlight the consequences of these conditions on low genus curves.

Curves Seminar - Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

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

Speaker: Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Title: Betti tables for canonical curves of genus 5 and 6.

Abstract: We will work out the Betti tables for canonically embedded curves of genus 5, and as time permits, genus 6. We will also discuss the classical theorems of Petri and Enriques-Babbage, the ‘basepoint-free pencil trick’ (due to Castelnuovo), and the modern idea of the ‘Castelnovo-Mumford regularity of a sheaf.

Curves Seminar - Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

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

Speaker: Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Title: Classical results on canonical embeddings II.

Abstract: We will discuss the Hilbert polynomial and Hilbert function of canonically embedded curves, classical theorems of Noether, Castelnuovo, Enriques-Babbage, and Petri, and work out the minimal free resolutions of the homogenous coordinate rings of canonically embedded curves in small genus.

Curves Seminar - Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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

Speaker: Mike Roth (Queen's University)

Title: Classical results on canonical embeddings.

Abstract: We will discuss the canonical map in the case of hyperelliptic curves, the geometric interpretation of the Riemann-Roch theorem via the canonical map, the Hilbert polynomial and Hilbert function of canonically embedded curves, and start looking at examples of resolutions of canonical embeddings in small genus.

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