Vector bundles with sections

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Classical Brill-Noether theory studies, for given $g, r, d$, the space of line bundles of degree $d$ with $r+1$ global sections on a curve of genus $g$. We will review the main results in this theory, and the role of degeneration techniques in proving them, and then we will discuss the situation for higher-rank vector bundles, where even the most basic questions remain wide open.
Speaker: 
Brian Osserman
University of California, Davis
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 322