Programm des Emmy-Noether-Seminars

Fri, 25.11.2016, 14:30

Fri, 25.11.2016, 15:30
Higher rank Brill-Noether theory for curves

Speaker: Prof. Peter Newstead (Liverpool)
Room: 04.363

Classical Brill-Noether theory studies linear systems on algebraic curves. In this talk, I will discuss the analogue of the Brill-Noether loci for vector bundles. These have been studied since the late 1980s. I will give definitions, describe the basic properties and say something about some recent results, in particular concerning the conjecture of Mercat on Clifford indices.