Positivity of Linear Series and Vector Bundles (14w5056)


Sandor Kovacs (University of Washington)

(Goethe Universität, Frankfurt)

(Pedagogical University of Cracow)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Positivity of Linear Series and Vector Bundles" workshop from February 2nd to February 7th, 2014.

Algebraic geometry studies geometric objects described by simple --- polynomial --- equations. Since such spaces occur quite often in nature, the applicability of modern algebraic geometry is vast, it ranges from theoretical physics and differential equations to cryptography and error-correcting codes. The way we study these objects (which we call algebraic varieties) is to see in what way they can be embedded in larger spaces, or to look at what kind of interesting functions can exist on them.

The goal of our workshop is to study projective algebraic varieties from several points of view, and try to relate the results coming from different directions.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).