January 30 | Organizational meeting | |

February 13 | Giancarlo Urzua (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) | Algebraic surfaces associated to arrangements |

Februrary 20 | Hui Li (University of Bourgone) | Cohomology \CP^n and \Tilde G_2(\R^{2n-1}) |

February 27 | No talk. | |

March 13 | Sukhendu Mehrotra (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) | Cancelled. |

March 20 | Spring Break | |

March 27 | Tian-Jun Li (University of Minnesota) | Some topological aspects of symplectic birational geometry |

April 3 | Matt Szczesney (Boston University) | Moduli problems and localization functors in orbifold CFT |

April 10 | Rob Lazarsfeld (University of Michigan) Mount Holyoke College CVC, tea at 4pm, talk at 4:430pm |
Multiplier Ideals and their Applications |

April 17 | Chris McDaniel (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) | 1-Skeleta, GKM Manifolds, and a Lifting Result |

April 24 | Cornelia Yuen (SUNY Postdam) | A minimal reduction of Ferrers ideals |

May 1 | Igor Dolgachev (University of Michigan) | Special sets of points in projective spaces and their products |

May 8 | Sukhendu Mehrotra (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) | A Categorial Torelli Theorem for Cubic Threefolds |

The Valley Geometry Seminar meets Friday afternoons in 1634 LGRT at the University of Massachusetts. It is a five-college seminar (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts). The seminar generally is 4:00-5:00 PM with refreshments at 3:45.

The topics include geometry in all its various forms (algebraic and differential geometry, geometric representation theory, topology, combinatorics, symbolic computation, commutative algebra, applications to and from physics, etc.) as well as other topics. The talks are intended for a general audience with geometric interests of some form or other.

The webpage is maintained by Jessica Sidman (email: jsidman at mtholyoke dot edu). Information about past seminars.