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# Seminar in Real & Complex Geometry

## Past sessions

March 13, 2012, --
E. Shustin (TAU) "Welschinger invariants from an algebraic geometry
point of view"
March 19, 2012, --
D. Kerner (Toronto) "Discriminant of transversal singularity type"
March 20, 2012, --
E. Shustin (TAU) "Welschinger invariants from an algebraic geometry
point of view (continuation)"
May 8, 2012, --
Vic. Kulikov (Moscow) "Covering semigroups"
May 14, 2012, --
O. Ben-Bassat (Haifa) "Sub-varieties and Descent"
May 22, 2012, --
A. Kanel-Belov (Bar Ilan) "Polynomial automorphisms and Jacobian conjecture"
May 29, 2012, --
Jonathan Wahl (North Carolina) "Singular points of complex
surfaces---geometry and smoothing"
May 30, 2012, --
Jiuzu Hong (Tel Aviv) "Polynomial functors and categorifications"
June 5, 2012, --
Michael Bialy (Tel Aviv) "Hopf rigidity for convex billiards on Hemisphere
and Hyperbolic plane"
November 1, 2012, --
Franziska Schroeter (Saarbruecken) "Broccoli curves of genus 0 and maybe 1"
(Slides)
November 8, 2012, --
Dmitry Kerner (Beer Sheva) "On finite determinacy"
December 6, 2012, --
Pinaki Mondal (Weizmann) "An effective criterion for algebraic contraction of
curves"
December 13, 2012, --
Dmitry Kerner (Beer Sheva) "Degenerations of projective curves"
December 20, 2012, --
Amnon Yekutieli (Beer Sheva) "Residues and duality for schemes and stacks"
(Slides)
January 17, 2013, --
Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley) "Non-negative polynomials versus sums of squares"
(Slides)
January 24, 2013, --
Lev Radzivilovsky (Tel Aviv) "Rational curves on the compactified moduli space of
rational curves with marked points"
February 7, 2013, --
Soli Vishkautsan (Bar Ilan) "Residual periodicity on algebraic varieties"
February 28, 2013, --
Liran Shaul (Weizmann) "Rigid dualizing complexes over commutative adic rings"
April 11, 2013, --
Dmitry Kerner (Ben Gurion) "Matrices over local rings: criteria for
decomposability or being an extension"
April 18, 2013, --
Pinaki Mondal (Weizmann Institute) "Degree-like functions in complex and real algebraic
geometry"
July 11, 2013, --
Misha Verbitsky (High School of Economics, Moscow)
"Global Torelli theorem for hyperkaehler manifolds"
(Slides)
July 15, 2013, --
Misha Verbitsky (High School of Economics, Moscow)
"Ergodic complex structures"
(Slides)
August 4, 2013, --
Tal Perri (Bar-Ilan)
"Algebraic aspects in tropical mathematics"
October 9, 2013, --
Franziska Schroeter (Saarbruecken)
"Refined Broccoli invariants"
November 6, 2013, --
Stepan Orevkov (Steklov Institute)
"Algorithmic recognition of quasipositive braids of algebraic length two"
December 5, 2013, --
Oren Ben-Bassat (University of Oxford / University of Haifa)
"Analytic Geometry As Relative Algebraic Geometry"
December 26, 2013, --
Alfred Inselberg (Tel Aviv University)
"On the representation of hyperplanes in parallel coordinates"
January 9, 2013, --
Alfred Inselberg (Tel Aviv University)
"Representing hypersurfaces in parallel coordinates"
January 16, 2014, --
Amnon Yekutieli (Ben-Gurion University)
"Duality and Tilting for Commutative DG Rings"
February 26, 2014, --
Pinaki Mondal (Weizmann Institute) "Towards a constructive theory of
compactifications of $C^n$"
June 5, 2014, --
Dmitry Kerner (Ben-Gurion) "A strong version of implicit function theorem"
June 12, 2014, --
Karol Palka (University of Warsaw)
"On the log Minimal Model Program in dimension two and its application to the
Coolidge-Nagata problem"
September 17, 2014, --
Alex Isaev (Australian National University)
"On the CR-embeddability of a family of real hypersurfaces in an
n-dimensional complex affine quadric into complex Euclidean n-space. Proper group actions in complex geometry"
(Slides)
October 23, 2014, --
Dmitry Kerner (Ben-Gurion University)
"Finite determinacy of matrices"
October 30, 2014, --
Victor Kulikov (Steklov Institute)
"Numerically pluricanonical cyclic coverings"
November 13, 2014, --
Emmanuel Opshtein (Universite de Strasbourg)
"Singularities of pseudo-holomorphic curves and symplectic embeddings in
CP^2"
January 22, 2015, --
Yoav Len (Yale University)
"Tropical plane quartics"
March 19, 2015, --
Victor Batyrev (Universitaet Tuebingen)
"Nonarchimedean integration over spherical varieties"
March 26, 2015, --
Hannah Markwig (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
"Repairing tropicalizations of plane curves with modifications"
April 15, 2015, --
Shachar Carmeli (Weizmann Institute)
"On the stability and Gelfand property of symmetric pairs"
May 13, 2015, --
Victor Kulikov (Steklov Mathematical Institute)
"Plane rational quartics and $K3$ surfaces"
July 21, 2015, --
Mikhail Verbitsky (High School of Economics)
"Proof of Morrison-Kawamata cone conjecture for hyperkahler manifolds"
(Slides)
July 22, 2015, --
Mikhail Verbitsky (High School of Economics)
"Teichmuller space of symplectic structures"
(Slides)
October 8, 2015, --
Sergey Natanzon (High School of Economics)
"2D Toda hierarchy, Hurwitz numbers and Riemann theorem"
May 31, 2016, --
Askold Khovanskii (University of Toronto)
"Newton polyhedra and components of complete
intersections"
(Slides)
June 6, 2016, --
Moshe Klein (Tel Aviv)
"The 0 Axis and the Fifth Dimension"
June 14, 2016, --
Ziv Ran (University of California at Riverside)
"Generic projections"
November 9, 2016, --
Hélène Esnault (Freie Universität Berlin)
"D-modules and finite monodromy"
(Slides)
November 16, 2016, --
Mikhail Borovoi (Tel Aviv University)
"Cayley groups"
December 22, 2016, --
Amnon Yekutieli (Ben Gurion University)
"The Derived Category of Sheaves of Commutative DG Rings"
(Slides)
January 12, 2017, --
Mikhail Borovoi (Tel Aviv University)
"Reeder 's puzzle and orbits in real homogeneous spaces"
March 13, 2017, --
Lev Blechman (Tel Aviv University)
"Introduction to tropical enumerative geometry"
March 20, 2017, --
Lev Blechman (Tel Aviv University)
"Refined descendant Gromov-Witten Invariants"
April 3, 2017, --
Izzet Coskun (University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Birational geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces"
April 3, 2017, --
Ilia Itenberg (Université Paris 6)
"Tropical homology"
April 24, 2017, --
Peter Leviant (Tel Aviv University)
"Morsifications of real plane curve singularities"
May 8, 2017, --
Lev Radzivilovsky (Tel Aviv University)
"Chow quotient"
June 12, 2017, --
Zur Izhakian (University of Aberdeen)
"Tropical plactic algebra and semigroup representations"
November 2, 2017, --
Boaz Elazar (Weizmann Institute)
"Schwartz Functions On Algebraic And QN Varieties"
November 9, 2017, --
Ran Tessler (ETH, Zürich)
"Open (CP^1,RP^1) intersection
theory and open Gromov-Witten/Hurwitz corrspondence"
November 16, 2017, --
Andrés Jaramillo (Tel Aviv)
"Rigid isotopies of degree 5 nodal rational curves in \mathbb{RP}^2"
(
Slides)
November 23, 2017, --
Mikhail Borovoi (Tel Aviv)
"Spherical varieties: combinatorial invariants of spherical homogeneous
spaces"
November 30, 2017, --
Giuliano Gagliardi (Tel Aviv)
"The Luna-Vust theory of spherical embeddings"
December 7, 2017, --
Giuliano Gagliardi (Tel Aviv)
"The Luna-Vust theory of spherical embeddings (continuation)"
December 28, 2017, --
Dmitry Kerner (Ben Gurion University)
"Group actions on modules, large orbits and finite determinacy"
January 4, 2018, --
Michael Farber (Queen Mary, University of London, & IAS, Hebrew University)
"Robot motion planning and Bredon equivariant cohomology"
February 1, 2018, --
Michael Polyak (Technion)
"Pseudo-tropical curves"
February 22, 2018, --
Andrés Jaramillo (Tel Aviv)
"Trigonal morsifications on Hirzebruch Surfaces"
October 24, 2018, --
Mikhail Borovoi (Tel Aviv)
"Real models of spherical homogeneous spaces"
November 8, 2018, --
Lev Radzivilovsky (Tel Aviv)
"Counting surfaces singular along a line in $\PP^3$"
November 29, 2018, --
Jonatan Kogan (Tel Aviv & Haifa)
"Introduction to Toda brackets and secondary operations"
(
Slides)
December 6, 2018, --
Shachar Carmeli (Weizmann Institute)
"Ambidexterity in Chromatic Homotopy Theory"
December 13, 2018, --
Eli Shamovich (University of Waterloo)
"Hyperbolic varieties, real fibered morphisms, and Ulrich sheaves"
## Next session

March 7, 2019, --
Dmitry Kerner (Ben-Gurion University)
"Tjurina modules for matrix singularities, finite determinacy, new
singularity ideals"
## Future sessions

March 14, 2019, --
Azez Kharoof (Haifa University)
"Higher order Toda brackets"
June 6, 2019, --
Madeline Brandt (Berkeley)
"TBA"
and
Madeline Weinstein (Berkeley)
"TBA"