How many lines are on a hypersurface?

A cubic surface is a surface in the 3-dimensional space defined by a polynomial equation of degree 3. It is a remarkable, classical fact in algebraic geometry that every cubic surface contains exactly 27 lines.  In this talk, I will explain this fact and its generalization to higher dimensions.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 14:00

703 Thackeray Hall

Speaker Information
Roya Beheshti
Washington University

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