Research at the Institute of Algebraic Geometry

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A Cubic Surface

The picture shows part of a smooth surface defined by a cubic polynomial. Over an algebraically closed field, any such surface contains exactly 27 lines. For the surface in the picture all 27 lines are already defined over the field of rational numbers.

A Cubic Surface

The picture shows part of a smooth surface defined by a cubic polynomial. Over an algebraically closed field, any such surface contains exactly 27 lines. For the surface in the picture all 27 lines are already defined over the field of rational numbers.

The Institute of Algebraic Geometry is involved in the Riemann Center for Geometry and Physics.

Thursday, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Research Seminar Algebraic Geometry