Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2002-2003

Fridays 3:30-4:30 in 383N

Click on the title to see the abstract (if available). For more information, please contact Jun Li ( or Ravi Vakil ( For seminar listings from fall 2001, click here. For seminar listings from 2003-2004, 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:

October 11 at 4:15 pm Ravi Vakil (Stanford) Vanishing of cohomology classes on the moduli space of curves
Thurs. October 17 1:15-2:05 pm Brian Conrad (Michigan) Jung-Hirzebruch resolutions and component groups (special joint Number Theory - Alg. Geom seminar)
October 18 at 4:20 pm Aleksey Zinger (Stanford) Counting rational curves of arbitrary shape in projective space
October 25 no seminar (Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar in Salt Lake City)
November 1 Jun Li (Stanford) A vanishing result on the moduli space of stable bundles on curves (cancelled)
November 8 Diane Maclagan (Stanford) G-Hilb and the toric Hilbert scheme
Tues. November 12 Mark Gross (San Diego) and Dave Benson (Georgia) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar (at Stanford)
November 22 Jim Bryan (UBC) Topological quantum field theory and the Gromov-Witten theory of curves in Calabi-Yau threefolds (earlier version of poster)
Tues. December 10 Craig Huneke (Kansas) and Karen Smith (Michigan) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar (at Berkeley)
Tues. December 17, 4 pm, Room TBA Fedor Bogomolov (Courant) Unramified correspondences (ignore the date on the poster)
January 10 Ciprian S. Borcea (Rider University) Polygon spaces and mirror symmetry
January 17 Brian Rothbach (Berkeley) X^2=0 and upper triangular matrices
January 24 Ragnar Buchweitz (Toronto) Hochschild cohomology, Atiyah classes, and the centre of the derived category
January 31 Boris Dubrovin Frobenius manifolds and integrable systems --- part (not the first!) of a series
February 7 Boris Dubrovin Frobenius manifolds and integrable systems, continued
February 7 4:40 pm Allen Knutson (Berkeley) Degeneracy loci, equivariant cohomology, and quivers
Tues., February 11 Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley) and Aaron Bertram (Utah) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar (at Stanford)
February 21 Young-Hoon Kiem (Seoul) Chern classes of moduli of vector bundles over curves
February 28 Eleny Ionel (Wisconsin) Relations in the cohomology of M_{g,n}
Tues., March 11 Brendan Hassett (Rice) and Persi Diaconis (Stanford) Berkeley-Stanford joint seminar (at Berkeley)
Tuesday April 8, at noon (Room 383-N) Ezra Getzler (Northwestern) Generators and relations for the homology of the moduli space of genus 1 n-pointed curves (notice new title)
April 11 Greg Smith (Barnard College, Columbia University) Orbifold Chow rings of simplicial toric varieties
April 17 3:00 pm Lawrence Ein (UIC) Jet schemes and birational geometry I
April 18 Lawrence Ein (UIC) Jet schemes and birational geometry II
Sat. April 19 - Sun. April 20 Conference: the Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Monday, April 28, noon, 383-N Kiran Kedlaya (Berkeley) Fourier transforms and p-adic Weil II (joint with number theory) Note change in date and time!
May 2 Andrey Todorov (Santa Cruz) Strominger-Yau-Zaslow conjecture for hyper-kahler manifolds (postponed due to jury duty)
May 2 Alistair Craw (Utah) The McKay Correspondence: Motivic integration and derived categories
May 9 Alexander Givental (Berkeley) Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch theorem in quantum cobordism theory
Future speakers: Fall '03: Ludmil Katzarkov (Irvine), Andrey Todorov (Santa Cruz). Early '04: Misha Shapiro (Michigan State), Frank Sottile (Amherst/MSRI). '03-'04: Sándor Kovács (Washington), Kalle Karu (Harvard), Mircea Mustata (Clay/Michigan), Mihnea Popa (Harvard), Gabi Farkas (Princeton/Texas), Jason Starr (MIT), Jim Carrell (UBC).
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