RMITOpt Seminar this Friday the 23rd March at 1.30pm – Dr. Anand Deopurkar, ANU

 

  Speaker: Dr. Anand Deopurkar

Title:  The algebra and geometry of algebraic varieties

Date and Time:  Friday, March 16th, 1:30pm – 2.30pm

Location: Building 8 Level 9 Room 66 (AGR) RMIT City campus (To connect via visimeet  please contact rmitopt@rmit.edu.au)

Abstract:     Abstract: An algebraic variety is the set of common zeros of a collection of polynomial equations. A central theme in algebraic geometry is to understand the connection between the geometric properties of the zero set (for example, curvature) and the algebraic properties of the polynomials (for example, degrees). I will explain known and conjectural results in this area with lots of examples.

Bio:   Anand is lecturer at the Australian National University. Before coming to ANU, he was a post-doc at Columbia University and the University of Georgia, and before that, a graduate student at Harvard.

Anand studies moduli spaces of algebraic varieties. That is, he tries to understand how algebraic varieties deform when the defining equations are perturbed. In addition to algebraic geometry, he enjoys thinking about problems in algebra, number theory, and representation theory.

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