Seminar in Real and Complex Geometry

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 16:00-18:00, Schreiber building, room 209

Meirav Topol (SCE)

Classification of algebraic curves and surfaces: topological methods and invariants


The talk is focused on the topological methods to the classification of complex algebraic curves and surfaces and on the search of invariants of the classification. A special attention will be paid to the braid monodromy factorization algorithm, computation of fundamental groups, and degeneration of surfaces, which all will be illustrated by examples.