David Eisenbud (Director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley)

13 December 2019, 16:00 to 17:00

Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru

In this talk, aimed at non-specialists, I’ll describe the geometric questions in the 19th century that led to the geometric theory of residual intersections, from oddities such as “How many conics in the plane are tangent to 5 given conics?” to central topics such as the Riemann-Roch theorem and...more