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Special determinants in higher-rank Brill-Noether theory

Presented by: 
B Osserman
Date: 
Thursday 21st April 2011 - 15:30 to 16:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
We give a brief survey of the role of special determinants in higher-rank Brill-Noether theory, including the original work of Bertram, Feinberg, and Mukai on smooth curves in the case of canonical determinant, generalizations to other determinants, and work (joint with Montserrat Teixidor i Bigas) on degeneration techniques in this context.
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