Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 24 May 2018 14:30
Ends 24 May 2018 15:30
Central European Time
Leonardo Building - Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
In 1936 Tsen proved that a 1-dimensional family of hypersurfaces of degree d in projective n-space always admits a section provided that d is less than or equal to n. This simple statement has been generalized in many ways, and still inspires developments in algebraic geometry. In this talk I will survey the history of Tsen’s Theorem, mostly from the geometric point of view, and describe current re- search toward new interpretations and generalizations.