Algebraic Geometry Seminar

What Are the Worst Singular Points of Plane Curves of Given Degree?

Speaker: Ivan Cheltsov, University of Edinburgh

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 201

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:30 p.m.


I will explain one local inequality that relates the intersection multiplicities of divisors on smooth surfaces and log canonical thresholds. As an application, I will describe the five smallest log canonical thresholds of reduced plane curves of a given degree.