|Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Location: 4088 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: Abhyankar valuations are quasi-monomial, I
Abstract: This is the first of two talks devoted to a theorem of Ein-Lazarsfeld-Smith, which states that Abhyankar valuations are quasi-monomial. The goal of this first lecture is to introduce these interesting classes of valuations along with their invariants, with a heavy emphasis on examples. Time permitting, we will discuss Zariski's proof that divisorial valuations are characterized via two such invariants; this is a special case of the theorem of Ein-Lazarsfeld-Smith, whose proof will be discussed in the second lecture.
Speaker: Matt Stevenson
Institution: University of Michigan
Event Organizer: Robert Walker firstname.lastname@example.org