The Valley Geometry Seminar


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.