Applications are closed
for this workshop

Degenerations in algebraic geometry

August 17 to August 21, 2015

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Brian Osserman and Ravi Vakil

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to the study of degeneration techniques in algebraic geometry, in several differing but interrelated contexts. The goal is to study open questions in the field by bringing together experts in adjacent areas, who may be able to suggest new approaches. To more fully explore possible approaches to these problems, the workshop will also include experts in tropical geometry.

The main topics for the workshop are:

  • Degenerations of linear series on the plane: the interpolation problem.
  • Limit linear series on nodal curves: applications and generalization to curves not of compact type
  • Degenerations of Schubert varieties: intersections of non-general Schubert varieties

The workshop will differ from typical conferences in some regards. Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website. These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and parallel working sessions.

The deadline to apply for support to participate in this workshop has passed.

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