Seminar Event Detail

Algebraic Geometry

Date:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Location:  4096 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:30 PM)

Title:  Supersingular Twistor Space

Abstract:   We will describe how the crystalline cohomology of a supersingular K3 surface gives rise to certain one-parameter families of K3 surfaces, which we call supersingular twistor spaces. Our construction relies on the unique behavior of the Brauer group of a supersingular K3 surface, as well as techniques coming from the study of the derived category and Fourier--Mukai equivalences. As applications, we find new proofs of Ogus's crystalline Torelli theorem and Artin's conjecture on the unirationality of supersingular K3 surfaces. These results are new in small characteristic.


Speaker:  Daniel Bragg
Institution:  University of Washington

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