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Algebra and Algebraic Geometry - Jenna Rajchgot - Geometric vertex decomposition and liaison


Title: Geometric vertex decomposition and liaison

Speaker: Jenna Rajchgot (McMaster University)

Abstract: Geometric vertex decomposition (a degeneration technique) and liaison are two frameworks that have been used to produce similar results about similar families of algebraic varieties. In this talk, I will review these two techniques and explain why they are useful for studying certain types of questions in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. I will then discuss recent joint work with Patricia Klein on an explicit connection between geometric vertex decomposition and liaison, as well as applications of this connection.

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