UC Berkeley

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar

August 29, 2017

939 Evans Hall

3:45PM: The Equations of K3 Carpets

David Eisenbud

K3 surfaces are one possible answer to the question: what's the 2-dimensional analogue of elliptic curves? There is a rich and beautiful geometric theory, but I'll talk about a highly degenerate form, the K3 carpets. There's a simple discrete classification, an easy way to write down the equations and Groebner bases, and an intriguing connection to Green's Conjecture on canonical curves.

5:00PM: Student CA+AG seminar organizational meeting


We will go over the format and the topics for the student portion of the CA+AG seminar this semester, and sign-up speakers for respective topics.

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