Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2004-2005

Fridays 3:15-4:15 pm in 383-N

Click on the title to see the abstract (if available). For more information, please contact Jun Li ( or Ravi Vakil ( For last year's seminar listings, click here.

There is also a joint seminar with Berkeley, held four times per year. When the seminar is held at Berkeley, we'll organize cars to drive up; if you're interested, just let Ravi or Jun know. We'll stay for dinner (heavily subsidized for graduate students).

Schedule of talks:

Sat. Oct. 9 - Sun. Oct. 10 The Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar (at Colorado State)
October 15 at 3:30 Gabi Farkas (University of Texas at Austin) Syzygies and the effective cone of the moduli space of curves
October 22 at 3:30 Quang Minh Nguyen (University of Michigan) Curves of genus 2, vector bundles, dualities and classical algebraic geometry
Tues. October 26 at Stanford Sergey Yuzvinsky (University of Oregon) and Rahul Pandharipande (Princeton) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar
Wed. October 27 at 9 am Rahul Pandharipande (Princeton) Gromov-Witten theory, Donaldson-Thomas theory, and the Hilbert scheme of points of the plane II
November 5 at 3:30 Brian Osserman (Berkeley) Tamely ramified covers of the projective line
November 12 at 3:30 Ai-Ko Liu (Berkeley) Cosmic String and Family Seiberg-Witten theory on K3 fibrations
November 19 at 3:30 Christopher Hacon (Utah) Birational geometry of irregular varieties
November 26 no seminar (Thanksgiving recess)
Tues. November 30 at Berkeley Mihnea Popa (Harvard) and Frank-Olaf Schreyer (Saarlandes) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar
Tuesday, January 19, 4 pm Weiping Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) On moduli spaces of stable rank-two sheaves over some Calabi-Yau manifolds
January 21 Anders Buch (Aarhus) Quantum cohomology of isotropic Grassmannians
February 4 Andrey Todorov (Santa Cruz) SYZ fibration for Hyper Kahler manifolds
February 11 Jim Bryan (UBC) An amazing tetrahedron of equivalent theories
February 25 Joel Kamnitzer (Berkeley) Mirkovic-Vilonen cycles on the affine Grassmannian
March 4 3:30 pm (note unusual time) Stephanie Yang (Michigan) Linear systems of plane curves with base points of bounded multiplicity
Tues. March 8 (at Stanford, 3:30-4:30 and 5:00-6:00) Persi Diaconis (Stanford) and Brian Osserman (Berkeley) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar
March 11 no seminar (joint seminar earlier in week)
Sat. Apr. 9 - Sun. Apr. 10 The Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar (at the Unviersity of Washington)
Tues. Apr. 12 (at Berkeley) Mircea Mustata (Michigan) and Rob Lazarsfeld (Michigan) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar
Monday, May 2 (noon in 383-N) Payman Kassaei (Max-Planck Institute) p-adic analytic continuation of overconvergent modular forms
Monday, May 2 (4:15 pm in 381-U) Brian Conrad (Michigan) Canonical subgroups in p-adic families of abelian varieties
Thursday, May 19 (noon) Kiran Kedlaya (MIT) Revisiting the p-adic approach to zeta functions: from theory to algorithms
Monday, May 23 (noon) Izzet Coskun (MIT) Counting jumping curves of vector bundles
May 27 Hsian-Hua Tseng (Berkeley) Quantum Riemann-Roch for orbifolds

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