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Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Marc Härkönen ,
Georgia Tech ,
harkonen@gatech.edu ,
Organizer:

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Stephen McKean ,
Georgia Tech ,
mckean@math.gatech.edu ,
Organizer:

Milnor K-theory is a field invariant that originated as an attempt to study algebraic K-theory. Instead, Milnor K-theory has proved to have many other applications, including Galois cohomology computations, Voevodsky's proof of the Bloch-Kato conjecture, and Kato's higher class field theory. In this talk, we will go over the basic definitions and theorems of Milnor K-theory. We will also discuss some of these applications.

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Stephen McKean ,
Georgia Tech ,
mckean@gatech.edu ,
Organizer: Cvetelina Hill

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Justin Chen ,
Georgia Tech ,
jchen646@gatech.edu ,
Organizer: Cvetelina Hill

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Trevor Gunn ,
Georgia Tech ,
Organizer: Trevor Gunn

I will introduce briefly the notion of Berkovich analytic spaces and certain metric graphs associated to them called the skeleton. Then we will describe divisors on metric graphs and a lifting theorem that allows us to find tropicalizations of curves in P^3. This is joint work with Philipp Jell.

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skile 006 ,
Cvetelina Hill ,
Georgia Tech ,
cvetelina.hill@gatech.edu ,
Organizer: Cvetelina Hill

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Tianyi Zhang ,
Georgia Tech ,
Organizer: Trevor Gunn

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00 ,
Location: Skiles 005 ,
Tim Duff ,
Georgia Tech ,
Organizer: Trevor Gunn

Bring a laptop with Macaulay 2 installed.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 13:30 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Marcel Celaya ,
Georgia Tech ,
Organizer: Trevor Gunn

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 13:30 ,
Location: Skiles 006 ,
Stephen McKean ,
Georgia Tech ,
Organizer: Trevor Gunn

In 1986, Herb Clemens conjectured that on a general quintic threefold, there are finitely many rational curves of any given degree. In this talk, we will give a survey of what is known about this conjecture. We will also highlight the connections between enumerative geometry and physics that arise in studying the quintic threefold.