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University of British Columbia
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 2:00pm
Topology and related seminars
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Rational cuspidal curves, surfaces of Bogomolov-Miyaoka-Yau type, and rational homology cobordism: old and new problems at the crossroad of algebraic geometry and low dimensional topology.
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Wed 25 Nov 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Abstract

A classical problem in algebraic geometry asks what rational cuspidal curves can be realised in the complex projective plane. In the last few years some substantial advancement regarding this problem have been made, also based on the methods of Heegaard Floer homology. I will discuss some open problems, conjectures, and constructions.  This is joint work with Paolo Aceto (Oxford University).

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University of Alberta
Wed 2 Dec 2020, 2:00pm
Topology and related seminars
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Motivic cohomology and infinitesimal group schemes
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Wed 2 Dec 2020, 2:00pm-3:00am

Abstract

For k a perfect field of characteristic p > 0 and G a split reductive group over k with p a
non-torsion prime for G, we compute the mod p motivic cohomology of the geometric classifying
space BG_(r), where G_(r) is the rth Frobenius kernel of G. Our main tool is a motivic version
of the Eilenberg-Moore spectral sequence, due to Krishna.

For a flat affine group scheme G/k of fi nite type, we de fine a cycle class map from the
mod p motivic cohomology of the classifying space BG to the Hodge cohomology of the
classifying stack BG. Assuming that G is split reductive with p a non-torsion prime for G
and that the fundamental degrees of G are distinct, we show that this cycle map is injective
for the Frobenius kernels G_(r).

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