UC Berkeley

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar

November 18, 2008

939 Evans Hall

3:45PM: TBA

Davesh Maulik

5:00PM: Reality of Schubert calculus and the Gaudin model

Alexander Varchenko

I will discuss a recently discovered connection of quantum integrable systems with Schubert calculus. In particular, this connection enable us to prove the strong Shapiro conjecture that certain Schubert cycles intersect transversally and all intersection points are real.

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