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Combinatorics and degenerations in algebraic geometry

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Speaker: Melody Chan, Harvard University
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Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Mon, Jan 5 2015, 4:10PM

I will give two examples from my own research showing how one may prove theorems about algebraic curves and their moduli using degenerations and combinatorics, and conversely, how surprising combinatorial theorems can arise from the study of algebraic curves. Joint work, in part, with Lopez, Pflueger, and Teixidor; and with Galatius and Payne.

There will be a dinner in honor of the speaker.