Computations in Algebraic Geometry

Charlie Stibitz , Princeton University
Fine Hall 314

This will be a fairly expository talk on the role of computation in algebraic geometry. I will discuss basics of Groebner bases and the geometry associated to them. These give an easy way to construct algorithms to solve many computational problems about projective varieties. Finally I will talk about why Groebner bases are actually computable for the nice geometric objects that arise in algebraic geometry.