Seminar Event Detail


Date:  Friday, April 03, 2015
Location:  3866 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  Staircase paths, Young tableaux, and Brill-Noether curves

Abstract:   A staircase path is a finite lattice path in which each step is either "up" or "right." I'll start by telling you a surprising theorem on staircase paths that arises from considering random standard Young tableaux. Then I'll show you how we use this result to give a new proof, using degenerations and limit-linear series, of the classical formula of Eisenbud-Harris and Pirola for the genus of the Brill-Noether curve. This is joint work with Lopez, Pflueger, and Teixidor.


Speaker:  Melody Chan
Institution:  Harvard U.

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