Symbolic Generic Initial Systems and Matroid Configurations

Algebra Seminar
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Robert Walker – U Michigan
Josephine Yu
We survey dissertation work of my academic sister Sarah Mayes-Tang (2013 Ph.D.). As time allows, we aim towards two objectives. First, in terms of combinatorial algebraic geometry we weave a narrative from linear star configurations in projective spaces to matroid configurations therein, the latter being a recent development investigated by the quartet of Geramita -- Harbourne -- Migliore -- Nagel. Second, we pitch a prospectus for further work in follow-up to both Sarah's work and the matroid configuration investigation.