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5:00PM: A “bad” component of the Hilbert SchemeRitvik RamkumarWe witness a phenomenon of socalled Murphy's law in the context of Hilbert schemes. After a brief review of Hilbert schemes and their basic properties, we use the liaison theory to construct Mumford's example of a nonreduced component of the Hilbert scheme of smooth curves in P^3.
