Department of Mathematics


  •  Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley
  •  The Zariski topology, linear systems, and reconstruction of algebraic varieties
  •  03/16/2021
  •  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  Online (virtual meeting)
  •  Aaron D Levin ()

The classical Veblen-Young theorem characterizes axiomatically projective spaces over fields. It is natural to ask for generalizations of this fundamental result to arbitrary algebraic varieties. In this colloquium I will survey work in this direction, and discuss recent progress characterizing algebraic varieties in terms of their Zariski topological spaces. The main new results are joint with János Kollár, Max Lieblich, and Will Sawin.



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