Geometry and Analysis Seminar

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2 December 2019
14:15
Frances Kirwan
Abstract

The aim of this talk is to describe joint work with Gergely Berczi using a recent extension to non-reductive actions of geometric invariant theory, and its links with moment maps in symplectic geometry, to study hyperbolicity of generic hypersurfaces in a projective space. Using intersection theory for non-reductive GIT quotients applied to  compactifications of bundles of invariant jet differentials over complex manifolds leads to a proof of the Green-Griffiths-Lang conjecture for a generic projective hypersurface of dimension n whose degree is greater than n^6. A recent result of Riedl and Yang then implies the Kobayashi conjecture for generic hypersurfaces of degree greater than (2n-1)^6.

  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar
27 January 2020
14:15
Tara Holm
Abstract

McDuff and Schlenk determined when a four-dimensional symplectic ellipsoid can be symplectically embedded into a four-dimensional ball. They found that if the ellipsoid is close to round, the answer is given by an ``infinite staircase" determined by the odd index Fibonacci numbers, while if the ellipsoid is sufficiently stretched, all obstructions vanish except for the volume obstruction. Infinite staircases have also been found when embedding ellipsoids into polydisks (Frenkel - Muller, Usher) and into the ellipsoid E(2, 3) (Cristofaro-Gardiner - Kleinman). In this talk, we will see how the sharpness of ECH capacities for embedding of ellipsoids implies the existence of infinite staircases for these and three other target spaces.  We will then discuss the relationship with toric varieties, lattice point counting, and the Philadelphia subway system. This is joint work with Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner, Alessia Mandini,
and Ana Rita Pires.

 

  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar
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