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Derived Categories and the Genus of Curves

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Benjamin Schmidt
Don, 21/11/2019 - 10:30 - 12:00
MPIM Lecture Hall

A 19th century problem in algebraic geometry is to understand the relation between the genus and the degree of a curve in complex projective space. This is easy in the case of the projective plane, but becomes quite involved already in the case of three dimensional projective space. I will talk about generalizing classical results on this problem by Gruson and Peskine to other threefolds. This includes principally polarized abelian threefolds of Picard rank one and some Fano threefolds. The key technical ingredient is the study of stability of ideal sheaves of curves in the bounded derived category.


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