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Algebraic Geometry Student Research Seminar

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 10:00am

Xiangrui Luo



University of Pennsylvania


In algebraic geometry, Gromov–Witten (GW) invariants are rational numbers that, in certain situations, count pseudoholomorphic curves meeting prescribed conditions. These invariants have been used to distinguish spaces that were previously indistinguishable. In the talk, I will give an introduction to the Gromov-Witten theory and the moduli space of n-pointed curves while minimizing the prerequisites. I will only assume the algebraic geometry at the level of Hartshorne's Chapter 1.

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