SFU Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Alexandre Zotine

  • Date: 09/14/2023
  • Time: 15:30
Alexandre Zotine, Queen's University

Simon Fraser University


Computing Higher Direct Images of Toric Morphisms


Sheaf cohomology is a ubiquituous tool in algebraic geometry for understanding the structure of varieties---but how does one actually get one's hands on cohomology? In this talk, I will discuss computing sheaf cohomology (and higher direct images) of toric varieties, which translate geometry into combinatorics. This translation is far more accessible and amenable to computation, allowing us to get a more tangible grasp of the abstract constructions. In particular, I implemented an algorithm for computing the higher direct images of toric morphisms for line bundles in Macaulay2, which I will demonstrate. This is joint work with Mike Roth and Greg Smith.

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Time: 3.30pm Pacific 

Location: Online. Register for link