Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Daniel Erman

  • Date: 01/03/2013
  • Time: 15:30
Daniel Erman, University of Michigan

University of British Columbia


Semiample Bertini Theorems over Finite Fields


For a smooth projective variety over a finite field, Poonen’s Bertini Theorem computes the probability that a high degree hypersurface section of that variety will be smooth.  We prove a semiample generalization of Poonen's result, where the probability of smoothness is computed as a product of local probabilities taken over the fibers of a corresponding morphism.  This is joint with Melanie Matchett Wood.

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Location: ESB 4133