Contracting (-1) curves on noncommutative surfaces

9 May 2016
Susan Sierra

We give a noncommutative analogue of Castelnuovo's classic theorem that (-1) lines on a smooth surface can be contracted, and show how this may be used to construct an explicit birational map between a noncommutative P^2 and a noncommutative quadric surface. This has applications to the classification of noncommutative projective surfaces, one of the major open problems in noncommutative algebraic geometry. We will not assume a background in noncommutative ring theory.  The talk is based on joint work with Rogalski and Staffor

  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar