# Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2014

The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in Van Vleck B131.

The schedule for the previous semester is here.

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## Fall 2014 Schedule

date | speaker | title | host(s) |
---|---|---|---|

September 12 | Andrei Caldararu (UW) | Geometric and algebraic significance of the Bridgeland differential | (local) |

September 19 | Greg G. Smith (Queen's University) | Toric vector bundles | (Daniel) |

October 3 | Daniel Erman (UW) | Tate resolutions for products of projective spaces | (local) |

October 10 | Lars Winther Christensen (Texas Tech University) | Beyond Tate (co)homology | Daniel |

October 17 | Claudiu Raicu (Notre Dame University) | TBA | Daniel |

October 31 | Anatoly Libgober (UIC) | Landau-Ginzburg/Calabi-Yau and McKay correspondences for elliptic genus | Max |

November 7 | Vlad Matei (UW) | Moments of arithmetic functions in short intervals | Local |

November 21 | Eyal Markman (UMass Amherst) | TBA | Andrei |

December 5 | DJ Bruce (UW) | TBA | local |

## Abstracts

### Andrei Caldararu

Several years ago Tom Bridgeland suggested that there should exist interesting chain maps C_*(M_{g,n}) -> C_{*+2}(M_{g,n+1}) and he conjectured some applications of these maps to mirror symmetry. I shall present a precise definition of these maps using techniques from the theory of ribbon graphs, and discuss a recent result (joint with Dima Arinkin) about the homology of the total complex associated to the bicomplex obtained from these maps. Then I shall speculate (wildly) about applications to mirror symmetry.

### Eyal Markman

TBA

### Lars W Christensen

Tate (co)homology was originally defined for modules over group algebras. The cohomological theory has a very satisfactory generalization---Tate--Vogel cohomology or stable cohomology---to the setting of associative rings. The properties of the corresponding generalization of the homological theory are, perhaps, less straightforward and have, in any event, been poorly understood. I will report on recent progress in this direction. The talk is based on joint work with Olgur Celikbas, Li Liang, and Grep Piepmeyer.

### Anatoly Libgober

I will discuss elliptic genus of singular varieties and its extension to Witten's phases of N=2 theories. In particular McKay correspondence for elliptic genus will be described. As one of applications I will show how to derive relations between elliptic genera of Calabi Yau manifolds and related Witten phases using equivariant McKay correspondence for elliptic genus.

### Vlad Matei

In 2012, J.P Keating and Z. Rudnick published a paper where they resolved a function field version of the Montgomery-Goldston pair correlation conjecture. Their proof relies on a recent equidistribution result of N. Katz. In joint work with Daniel Hast, we reprove their result by counting points on a certain variety using a twisted Grothendieck-Lefschetz formula and obtain also information about higher moments. Moreover our method allows us to also give a proof of the autocorrelation of the Mobius function on average in the function field setting, also known as the Chowla conjecture.