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What is algebraic geometry?

Event Category:
Undergraduate Math Club
Kristen DeVleming

Pure math is divided into many different areas, and my area of study is at the intersection of algebra (solving equations) and geometry (shapes). We will introduce algebraic geometry, which is the study of geometric objects (also known as shapes) defined by algebraic equations (in this case, polynomials). We will see many pictures of these deceptively simple things! I will roughly explain how every such object can be constructed out of three particular building blocks, which are defined in terms of the geometric notion of curvature. This is intended to be an informal and accessible introduction to the classification of these geometric shapes and will be full of colorful pictures!

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 5:00am
LGRT 1569